January 01 – 14, 2022
Welcome to a brand new year with Movendi International’s Weekly Alcohol Issues Newsletter.
This is edition 01 of the Alcohol Issues Newsletter for 2022 with carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest highlights from our science digest and brand new Big Alcohol revelations.
This week’s special feature rounds up the highlights from our News Center in 2021.
This newsletter comes with our most recent Alcohol Issues Podcast episode and upcoming event alerts to keep you updated.

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Special Feature – No. 40

Alcohol Issues 2021 – A Year in Review

Every year we at Movendi International review our alcohol issues news coverage at the end of the year. This year we do this in two ways.

  1. Through a blog post by our Communications Officer, Tharaka Ranchigoda who curates the alcohol policy news, science digest and #BigAlcoholExposed stories on our News Center; and
  2. In our Alcohol Issues Newsletter – Special Edition 2021 Review.

Tharaka in her blog post analyzes the coverage of global alcohol issues by Movendi International in 2021 and sythensizes it into seven major trends she observed in the year. These trends are:

  1. Big Alcohol exploits the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Governments improve alcohol availability policies and laws to curb COVID-19 spread.
  3. The rising cost of alcohol on societies.
  4. Popular policy solution: Increasing alcohol taxes for domestic resource mobilization.
  5. #BigAlcoholExposed: Alcohol industry human rights violations.
  6. Community wins against Big Alcohol.
  7. Sober bars: Booming business model.

In our Alcohol Issues Newsletter – Special Edition 2021 Review, we summarize the 4 biggest alcohol issues stories of the year. We curate the 5 most popular alcohol policy news, the 5 most popular alcohol science digests, and the 3 most popular blog posts. And we summarize the 10 landmark reports and resources that became available in 2021. As the pandemic persists, we also turn the spotlight on COVID-19 and alcohol harm in the past year. And we provide a unique overview of the unethical business practices that the alcohol industry deployed in 2021.

The Alcohol Issues Podcast

How the Alcohol Industry Misrepresents the Truth About Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health

Alcohol’s harm on cardiovascular health is arguably the area where scientific knowledge and public awareness have progressed most slowly in the last decade. In addition to inaction, the myth of alcohol’s benefits for cardiovascular health persists. And in policy making processes this misunderstanding is a critical impediment to accelerating action on alcohol as public health priority. But this is changing.

In this episode of the Alcohol Issues Podcast host Maik Dünnbier welcomes Mark Petticrew and May van Schalkwyk to explore why change is needed and how it can be further accelerated.

  • Mark is Professor of Public Health Evaluation in the Department of Social and Environmental Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is Director of the NIHR Public Health Research Unit.
  • May is Specialist Registrar in Public Health and (NIHR) National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, researching the commercial determinants of health.

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