Tagged: Big Alcohol

BLOG: Alcohol Advertising In Kenya

The weird thing about this commercial is that the Western alcohol industry tells us in Africa that “it is our time.” And at the same time they tell us: what to do with that time – using their alcohol, to make them earn profits. Apparently it’s not our time to decide ourselves how we want to use it; and that Westerners’ alcohol habits are not our role models. Apparently we in Africa need the alcohol industry to give us experiences (as you can see below)…

BLOG: Higher Alcohol Taxes Create More Jobs

The new research gives advocates for evidence-based alcohol policy measures another strong argument to counter Big Alcohol myths about the negative impact of alcohol regulations on the economy…

With the evidence that is now piling up, I think that advocates for public health, societal development and economic sustainability can feel confident in including alcohol policy measures, such as taxation, into the mix of measures that yield benefit across different sectors. This is what we in IOGT International are convinced about: evidence-based alcohol policy measures are useful (and too often still under-used) tools for making the world a better place…

BLOG: My Opening Speech And Our Report

From #IOGT14
We managed to achieve a lot in the last four years. We have taken our global advocacy to new heights. We have raised the profile of our work for children’s rights as well as for our work for treatment and rehabilitation. We have developed and established a new visual identity of IOGT and we’ve made IOGT International a brand for heart-driven work for a freer and richer life.
As you could read, see and hear, the success are many. And yet, numerous challenges remain – I highlight some of them in my speech at the Opening of this year’s World Congress…

BLOG: NCDs A Story Of Inequality And Injustice

The epidemic of NCDs clearly shows: our way of life is ruining our quality of life. We live in a fundamental contradiction of consuming us to ill-health, despair and even death. The story of NCDs is thus a story of vast inequalities and injustices. This story tells of a Western culture where norms we have constructed and the consumerism we indulge in is literally making us sick…

BLOG: Africa And Alcohol Advertising

Fuelled by alcohol marketing, alcohol is becoming a part of our lives, which wasn’t so before at all. Big Alcohol does everything it can to create a culture that glorifies alcohol and that ignores the real effects and consequences of alcohol use.
The culture in Africa was that women do not use alcohol but advertisements are putting together alcohol use and equality to delude women into taking up alcohol. New users are what Big Alcohol producers thirst for and Africa with the majority of people – especially women and youth – not using alcohol is unchartered territory and most attractive…

BLOG: More Effective Alcohol Policy Underway in Slovakia

Will Slovakia summon the political will to follow scientific evidence, or will the alcohol industry succeed in watering down and polluting attempts at stepping up alcohol control measures? We can see the struggle playing out already in this early stage…

BLOG: Importing Alcohol Harm Via Diplomats, Big Alcohol

As Indian government official step up enforcement of rules governing alcohol import, multinational corporations are found to violate basic laws. The impasse at the customs is utilised by foreign diplomats who are bootlegging their alcohol…
We see illegal and shameful behaviour that imports alcohol harm into our country…