Tagged: Big Alcohol

NEWS: Big Alcohol Hides Fact Alcohol Causes Cancer From Public

The latest issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, one of the top journals in the international substance use field runs a series of groundbreaking research into alcohol labeling effects. Big Alcohol influence and legal threats to shut down some of the studies and distorting and denying of data show that Big Alcohol hides the fact that “alcohol causes cancer” from the public…

NEWS: India: Fallout From Alcohol Sales Re-Opening

As India moves to relax lockdown laws, the nationwide alcohol retail sales ban has been lifted. While the alcohol industry is rejoicing in lifting of the ban the fallout has led some states to continue the ban while others have resorted to tax hikes to reduce possible alcohol harm…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Sees Sales Collapse Due To COVID-19

Lockdown measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have led to halt on-trade alcohol sales with the closure of bars and restaurants. Now, Big Alcohol sees their sales collapse due to this situation…

NEWS: Kenya: Home Delivery Fuels Alcohol Harm

During the COVID-19 pandemic, online alcohol sale and home delivery fuels alcohol harm in Kenya. One of the damages of the COVID-19 lockdown – and fueled by Big Alcohol – is the normalization of consuming alcohol at home. In Kenya people have turned to alcohol to “pass time” and “cope” with the stresses of the pandemic and being in isolation…

NEWS: India: Online Alcohol Retail Jeopardizes COVID-19 Fight

Big Alcohol lobby group The Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC) is pushing for online alcohol retail in India during the COVID-19 lockdown. If permitted this measure severely jeopardizes the fight against the pandemic and public health policy in the country…

REPORT: Labels on Alcohol Bottles Increase Awareness of Alcohol Harms, Guidelines

A series of journal articles published on the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (Volume 81, Issue 2) in March support that when alcohol bottles come with conspicuous labels providing information on the risks of alcohol consumption or alcohol use guidelines, people are better informed about alcohol’s harms and may cut down their alcohol use…

REPORT: The Arrogance of Power: Alcohol Industry Interference With Warning Label Research

At a time when the alcohol industry and public health authorities are both moving toward the development of procedures that would advise consumers about the health hazards of alcohol consumption, alcohol scientists at Public Health Ontario and the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria have been conducting groundbreaking studies that are sure to advance alcohol labeling policy, labeling research, and prevention theory…

NEWS: Australia: Take-Away Alcohol Fuels Hospital Visits

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) reports emergency department (ED) data from Victoria, Australia show that take-away alcohol increasingly fuels hospital visits. The findings come from St. Vincent’s Hospital and Monash Health hospitals (Clayton, Casey and Dandenong) as part of the Driving Change Project in Australia. Adults who present to the ED were asked whether they consumed alcohol before their attendance, where they bought the alcohol, and the location of the last alcohol consumption…

NEWS: Thailand: Big Alcohol Pushes For Alcohol Home Delivery

In Thailand, as the government starts to relax the lockdown measures implemented to reduce COVID-19 spread, Big Alcohol is pushing for home delivery options among other special requests. Initially, Thailand imposed the alcohol sales ban till April 17 and then extended it until April 30. The government stated the ban would be extended even farther until May 31, but has gone back on this decision and lifted the ban due to Big Alcohol lobbying…

NEWS: Africa: Big Alcohol Drives Alcohol Use With Bigger Bottles

Using over-sized bottles, beer giant AB InBev is pumping up the volume in Africa in pursuit of ever more profits. A beer war is unfolding on the back of people and communities with major rival Heineken…