Tagged: Big Alcohol

NEWS: Netherlands: NGO Calls on Olympians to Boycott Heineken

STAP is calling for Dutch Olympians to boycott the “Holland Heineken House” in the 2020 Olympics. It has been announced that “Holland Heineken House” will happen again in the 2020 Olympics. This time it will be part of TeamNL Tokyo Center, a temporary Holland pavilion, where Dutch companies can present themselves during the Games in Japan…

REPORT: Recruiting the “Heavy-Using Loyalists of Tomorrow”

In conclusion, this analysis, based on industry data, presents significant new evidence on (i) the effects of alcohol advertising on consumption-related outcomes, and (ii) the mechanisms by which it achieves those effects…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Puts Women, Newly Born in Harm’s Way

A prevention campaign by alcohol industry group Vin & Société is promoting wine and putting women an newborn babies at risk. The campaign has caused an outcry among public health experts. The slogan of the campaign is “A good wine can wait up to nine months” and it depicts the roundness of a glass of wine with that of the belly of a pregnant woman…

NEWS: Week #43 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, insights into Big Alcohol revelations as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices.
Special feature: Alcohol harm seen from the eyes of the world’s children
We dive into a new tool for children from families with parental alcohol problems and we share the perspectives of children in South-East Asia regarding alcohol…
Content: For week 43, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from Wales, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the UK…
Fresh science updates are about an analysis of how governments can create healthy lives, review of alcohol brief interventions in sub-Saharan Africa, and the global governance arena of alcohol…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes how the alcohol industry puts pregnant women and the unborn into harm’s way and how Facebook and Big Alcohol target children with alcohol ads…
On our Global Voices Blog Portal we have two new stories: Kristina writes about her expectations concerning the new partnership between FIFA and the WHO; and David writes about the long journey to Uganda’s first alcohol policy…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Fooling People About “Safe” Consumption

While Australia’s alcohol consumption guidelines are under review Big Alcohol is trying to fool people with “safe” consumption. The current guidelines of alcohol consumption is Australia are 2 standard units per day and 4 in any heavy episode of alcohol use. According to scientific research no amount of alcohol use is safe. Yet, the alcohol industry says these guidelines are “harsh” and are against tightening of the guidelines…

NEWS: Alcohol Production, Consumption Fuels Climate Crisis

According to the BBC climate change food calculator alcohol, particularly beer, fuels climate change.
When calculating for emissions from one pint of beer – taken 3 to 5 times a week and within the guidelines for alcohol use provided by NHS – it amounts to 139kg of greenhouse gas emissions per year…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: New Marketing Tools

Big Alcohol is using new and attractive marketing tools which are appealing to underage kids in Australia. The alcohol industry’s regulator says marketers are using frozen vodka ice blocks and cheap ciders labelled with rainbows, unicorns and cartoons to encourage under-age Australians to use alcohol. This has sparked strong calls by public health advocated for an independent watchdog to regulate the industry…

BLOG: The Long Journey To Alcohol Policy In Uganda

A compelling story about the journey to the recently adopted national alcohol policy in Uganda – one of the countries with the highest rates of alcohol consumption and related harm in the world.
It’s a story of inspiring civil society dedication and efforts. It’s a story of aggressive (and continuing) alcohol industry interference. It’s a story of trial and error, success and failure.
David chronicles a decade-long fight and looks into the future for alcohol control in Uganda…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Heavy Alcohol Use Provides Bulk of Profits

The study shows despite claims to promote “moderate” alcohol use, the alcohol industry actually gains much of their profits from heavy alcohol users and people who addicted or dependent on alcohol. The study shows the conflict of interest in involving the alcohol industry in public health policy making regarding alcohol control…

REPORT: Current Developments in the Global Governance Arena: Where is Alcohol Headed?

In the public health field there is considerable concern over the implications of this positioning of TNACs in the global governance arena. The framings and activities used by the TNACs to position themselves as part of the solution to alcohol harm and the nature of the conflict of interests posed by their reliance on heavy alcohol use are issues which lead to questions regarding their positioning within the global health environment…