Tagged: Big Alcohol

BLOG: The Curious Case Of All The New Guidelines

A curious case has emerged as both in the United States and United Kingdom new guidelines on “healthy behaviour” were issued recently. The curious case of all the new guidelines. One opinion piece this week ran with the headline: “We need the truth about alcohol…” That is spot on. But what has unfolded in public debate concerning the new guidelines is often far from the truth…

BLOG: If You Could Save The Planet, Would You?

Human kind is depleting the resources of the earth. But saving our planet is not (just) about different energy sources, less traffic and more energy efficiency. Saving the planet is about what you and I choose to put into our mouths…

BLOG: Alcohol Promotion By Celebrities Is Health Hazard

Increasingly celebrities in India seek to make loads of money in a short period of time, and choose collaboration with unethical companies, promoting harmful products. And then there are powerful role models who choose another path…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Threats Legal Action Against Health Law

The alcohol industry does it again: Big Alcohol threats legal action against public health law. SpiritsEurope, the lobby group of the liquor industry representing Big Alcohol giants in Europe has threatened to pursue legal action against the Minimum Unit Price (MUP) on alcohol measure that the Irish government announced it would implement to reduce alcohol harm and promote public health and well-being in Ireland…

NEWS: Alcohol Industry Involved In Big Tobacco Bribery

A few weeks ago BBC’s Panorama exposed corruption at one of Britain’s biggest companies: British American Tobacco. Reporter Richard Bilton uncovered evidence that employees bribed civil servants and politicians across Africa – undermining a United Nations campaign to save lives.
The evidence of bribery schemes conducted by the UK’s British American Tobacco (BAT) now shows that the alcohol industry is entangled, too. The scandal also involves BAT rival Mastermind Tobacco as well as East African Breweries Limited (EABL)…

NEWS: Minors Get Alcohol Ads To Smartphones

The alcohol industry targets children and youth with their aggressive alcohol marketing. Minors get alcohol ads directly to smartphones. Children and youth may be inundated with alcohol advertising on a daily basis, in a conscious move by the alcohol industry using social media. While Twitter has an age-gate which blocks direct-to-phone updates for underage users, Instagram does not, according to a new study…

NEWS: BBC Panorama: The Secret Bribes Of Big Tobacco

BBC’s Panorama exposes corruption at one of Britain’s biggest companies. Reporter Richard Bilton uncovers evidence that employees bribed civil servants and politicians across Africa – undermining a United Nationscampaign to save lives. He challenges the officials who took the cash and asks whether the company will now be prosecuted for the crimes…