Topic: Tobacco Industry

REPORT: Reassessing Policy Paradigms: Comparison Of Global Tobacco, Alcohol Industries

In contrast to tobacco, alcohol is subject to less stringent forms of regulation, and the alcohol industry continues to play a central role in policy-making in many countries and at the global level. This article examines whether there is a sufficient rationale for such different regulatory approaches, through a comparative analysis of the political economy of the tobacco and alcohol industries including the structure of the industries, and the market and political strategies they pursue…

BLOG: Unholy Alliance: How African-American Stars & Big Alcohol Exploit Black People

Beyonce, Jay-Z and other African-American super stars – despite often being parents themselves – make an unholy alliance with Big Alcohol and by endorsing and promoting alcohol brands expose black youth to an avalanche of alcohol glorification; this really puts already vulnerable and marginalized youth in harms way…

PRESS RELEASE: Civil Society Warns Of Corporate Capture Of WHO

Over 50 public interest non governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisations and social movements have sent an open letter to WHO’s Executive Board members – who are meeting this week in WHO’s headquarters in Geneva. The NGOs call for an end to the tortured process of the development of a proposed “Framework for Engagement with Non State Actors” (FENSA) that from the start, 4 years ago, has been set on the wrong track…

OPEN LETTER: Joint Open Letter: Civil Society Has No Confidence In Stalled FENSA Process

We the undersigned members of public interest non governmental organisations, civil society organisations and social movements wish to address you on the critical issue of the integrity, independence, and credibility of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its ability to fulfill its constitutional mandate…

NEWS: Irish Schools Set To Ban Alcohol Industry Material

As Minister for Education asks schools to ignore teaching resources from alcohol industry, Irish schools are set to ban alcohol industry material. Over the coming weeks, all schools in Ireland are to receive a directive from the Department of Education asking them not to engage with any “educational” material developed by the alcohol industry…

NEWS: Alcohol, Tobacco Rip Whole In Personal Finances

Alcohol and tobacco use are drains on personal finances and rip wholes into people’s wallets and bank accounts. A new study released Tuesday by the personal finance organization WalletHub gives us a rough idea of the fact that tobacco, like alcohol use, expenditures are ripping wholes into the wallets and bank accounts of people…

NEWS: Kids Heavily Targeted By Big Alcohol On YouTube

Children between the ages of 13 to 15 years are most exposed to alcohol and tobacco imagery and lyrics on YouTube , according to new data published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health…

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: 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)…