Tagged: Big Alcohol

BLOG: Deconstructing ICAP’s Recent Misadventures in the Global Policy Arena

What is happening to the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)? For an organization that proudly boasts about its “analysis, balance and partnership,” ICAP’s façade of corporate social responsibility has been undermined by a recent series of bombshell revelations.

REPORT: Big Alcohol And Hong Kong’s Zero Wine And Beer Tax

The researchers’ findings suggest that the success of aggressive industry lobbying coupled with the absence of robust public health advocacy was the main driving force behind the unparalleled abolition of wine and beer duties in Hong Kong. Strong public health alliance and advocacy movement are needed to counteract the industry’s continuing aggressive lobby and promotion of alcoholic beverages…

BLOG: Alcoholism Needs A Debate In American Society

Seventy six million Americans, about 43% of the U.S. adult population, have been exposed to alcoholism in the family. Almost one in five adult Americans (18%) lived with an alcoholic while growing up. Roughly one in eight American adult drinkers is alcoholic or experiences problems due to the use of alcohol. The cost to society is estimated at in excess of $166 billion each year. There are an estimated 26.8 million COAs in the United States. Preliminary research suggests that over 11 million are under the age of 18…

REPORT: Manufacturing Epidemics: Role Of Global Producers In Increased Consumption Of Unhealthy Commodities

The rate of increase in consumption of “unhealthy commodities” is fastest in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with little or no further growth expected in high-income countries (HICs).
Multinational companies have now achieved a level of penetration of food markets in middle-income countries similar to what they have achieved in HICs.
Higher intake of unhealthy foods correlates strongly with higher tobacco and alcohol sales, suggesting a set of common tactics by industries producing unhealthy commodities…

REPORT: Alcohol Industry Influence On UK Alcohol Policy: New Research Agenda For Public Health

Commentary Alcohol industry influence on UK alcohol policy: a new research agenda for public health Abstract The British government has been criticized for according industry interests too much weight in alcohol policy-making. Consequently, it has been argued that the alcohol strategy in the UK is built around policies for which the evidence base is weak…. Read more »

BLOG: FIFA Forces Brazil Government To Change Law

Fifa, football’s world governing body, keeps insisting that alcohol must be sold at all venues hosting matches in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Fifa even speaks of a right to sell beer. But alcohol is currently banned from Brazilian stadiums as part of measures to reduce violence in football and to improve public health in general. The country’s health minister has urged the parliament to maintain the ban in the new “World Cup law”…