Tagged: Big Alcohol

BLOG: The Alcoholized National Basketball Association

How the NBA turns the game that they claim to “love” into just another vehicle for Big Alcohol to glamorise alcohol, target youth and undermine health, well-being and the power of sports…

BLOG: What EU Can Do, Can’t Do And Doesn’t Want To Do

Very often the EU Commission claims that that they do not have the legal basis for doing much on EU level in the field of health and alcohol harm. Instead they promote Big Alcohol and self-regulation. So let’s see what they do have the legal basis on…

BLOG: Policies, Pubs And Reports

Alcohol is on the agenda in the UK, but not always the right way: The minimum unit price policy that Mr. Cameron along with health lobby groups and others have been trying to push through has been put on ice; the pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced it will be the first pub to open up along the motorway; and the other day, yet another report came out that stated that it is safe for expecting mothers to drink “small amounts of alcohol” without increased risk of brain injury to the child…

BLOG: Government Of The (Alcohol) Industry, By The Industry, For The Industry

The European Commission is supposed to be independent “beyond doubt” but Trade Commissioner De Gucht has a million Euro stake in a Tuscan wine production, shining the spot light on apparent conflict of interest in the upcoming trade talks between the EU and the US, and also other countries around the world…

BLOG: Portman Group Boasts New Self-Regulations As Evidence Mounts About Their Failing

It is 2013, 21st century, and after years of social responsibility campaigns the alcohol industry still believes it is good news to come out in an obvious promotion article and proclaim they now put an end to sexualising and objectifying women in their marketing…

BLOG: Alcohol Dependencies A Global Issue

Alcoholism and alcohol dependencies need more attention and concern especially since alcohol use kills more people than illicit drugs and because alcohol is the socially most harmful drug…