Tagged: Big Alcohol

NEWS: Scotland: Alcohol Industry Loses In Court

The Scotch Whisky Association has lost its legal challenge against the Scottish government’s plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol. A judge at the Court of Session in Edinburgh has ruled that ministers have the power to introduce the measure to protect public health…

NEWS: Sport, Social Media Used To Normalize Alcohol

A new study shows that the alcohol industry is aggressively investing in the use of social media channels in order to normalise and glamorise alcohol use and to perpetuate the myth of alcohol being an integral part of sporting experiences. Alcohol companies are finding new and sophisticated ways to use the power of social media to pitch alcohol consumption as crucial to the sporting experience, the study reveals…

BLOG: Alcohol And Cancer Symposium In New York

Alcohol is a class one carcinogen. But why doesn’t anyone talk about it? And why don’t we all together do something about it? Let’s start the conversation about alcohol and cancer…

BLOG: NFL Super Bowl: A Lot Is On The Line Tonight

When millions in the USA and around the world gather to follow the 49th Super Bowl, a lot will be on the line – more than you’d think. The welfare and well-being of our children will be on the line, and this article explains how and why…

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…