Tagged: Big Alcohol

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…

BLOG: ICAP’s Metamorphosis: From Analysis, Balance, And Partnership To Industry Lobby Group?

We can no longer afford to have a multi-billion dollar industry for a product that is ranked as third leading risk factor for death and is responsible for 5.5% of the Global Burden of Disease, controlling the public relations agenda. Metamorphasis is controlled by DNA, and the current transition indicates that ICAP’s development is being directed by its alcohol and tobacco industry genes…

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: 3 Facts Summarising The World Cup

Football at its best is alcohol free; Alcohol does not belong into football; Fifa cooperation with Big Alcohol is harmful to its constituency…