Topic: Tobacco Industry

PRESS RELEASE: New Beer Behemoth Serious Threat To Global Health And Sustainable Development

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, the two biggest beer producers in the world, have agreed on terms for a gigantic deal to merge both companies. The merger is set to create a beer behemoth responsible for one in three beers sold worldwide. This deal has to be viewed as a major threat to global health and sustainable development…

BLOG: Alcohol Control Under Military Government

Thailand has become more fragile recently, due to the ongoing conflict inside the government which still hasn’t been resolved. Nevertheless, the Alcohol Control Policy has made some progress. But we cannot rest since there are a lot of lobbying attacks being waged against health promotion measures…

NEWS: Research: EU Politicians On Industry Payroll

Potential conflicts of interest continue to plague the European Parliament one year after elections, finds new research released today.
The report from Friends of the Earth Europe, Corporate Europe Observatory and LobbyControl, details nine cases of MEPs who have other jobs while holding public office and are at risk of potential conflicts of interest…

BLOG: An Alcohol Perspective On Dr. Chan’s WHO Speech

In her report to the WHO Executive Board 136th Session, DG Dr. Chan addressed the major challenges in global health. This article highlights the links to alcohol harm and alcohol policy inherent in her speech. An informative ride through important quotes and comments on them…

BLOG: In Asia Cooperation Beyond Borders For Alcohol Control

From 22 to 24 July 2014 Parliamentarians and civil society representatives get together in Colombo, Sri Lanka in order to discuss policies to control and prevent harm caused by alcohol and tobacco. Democracy in action. Dialogue beyond borders. Heart-driven towards life set free…

BLOG: Big Alcohol And Big Tobacco Are Big Buddies

Exposing ties between Big Alcohol, Big Tobacco – Altria, previously Philip Morris, owns major stakes in SABMiller. Together they manufacture death, disease. SABMiller is among the four largest brewers in the world and Altria Group, Inc. owns 26.7% of SABMiller shares, the biggest part of the shares with vast economic and voting interest in one of the world’s biggest alcohol companies. Altria has three seats on the 11-person board of directors…

REPORT: Profits And Pandemics: Prevention Of Harmful Effects Of Tobacco, Alcohol, Ultra-Processed Food Industries

Despite the common reliance on industry self-regulation and public–private partnerships, there is no evidence of their effectiveness or safety. Public regulation and market intervention are the only evidence-based mechanisms to prevent harm caused by the unhealthy commodity industries…