Welcome to carefully curated weekly alcohol policy news, latest scientific updates, and brand-new stories about the predatory practices of the alcohol industry.
This week’s Special Feature exposes latest cases of Big Alcohol (and Big Tobacco) lobbying.
We also have episode 1 of season 3 of the Alcohol Issues Podcast for you, an action alert and three upcoming events.

Alcohol Issues Newsletter

March 27 – 31, 2023

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Alcohol Issues Special Feature – No. 31

Big Alcohol (and Tobacco) Lobbying

Exposing latest examples of political interference by alcohol companies and their front groups

Alcohol companies deploy aggressive strategies – taken out of the Big Tobacco playbook – to interfere in alcohol policy development.

Heineken is lobbying against life-saving alcohol taxation in Vietnam. Diageo hires a former Big Tobacco executive to ensure they can deploy the tobacco industry playbook and network in their lobbying against public health policy. And a brand new study reveals how a major alcohol industry lobby group, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) has been working with the tobacco industry to interfere in science and policy for decades.

The Alcohol Issues Podcast

S3 E1: New Report – Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Be Harmful to Blood Pressure and Lead to Hypertension

A brand new report on alcohol and blood pressure summarizes the best scientific research and provides a state-of-the-art overview of alcohol’s substantial causal role in the genesis of hypertension and related diseases.
For the first episode of the third season Maik Dünnbier discusses the findings and conclusions from the brand new, groundbreaking report with one of the co-authors Dr. Timothy Naimi.

The Alcohol Issues Podcast is an original production by Movendi International. It’s a show about current alcohol issues of global importance. Through in-depth conversations with policy makers, community leaders and scientists, we explore alcohol policy issues, discuss landmark scientific studies, and expose the alcohol industry.

Call to Action

The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research (IJADR) has announced a call for papers for a special thematic issue on “Alcohol Prevention Research and Policy Development in LMICs: Facilitating Partnerships, Capacity and Impact.

This issue will share alcohol prevention research and findings about policy development in low- and middle-income countries.

Movendi International decided to co-sponsor this special issue to support scientific developments and encourage sharing of experience and expertise from researchers from low- and middle-income countries.

Important details

  • Deadline for manuscript submission: April 30, 2023. 
  • Submission link and guidelines: IJADR submission checklist.
  • Manuscripts must not be published previously and must not be under consideration for publication in another journal.
  • At least one of the authors is expected to have an affiliation with a LMIC. 
  • Papers which are from LMICs where all authors reside in LMICs will have all publishing fees waived off. 
  • The article processing charge is US$750 for 3,000-word manuscripts for authors from high-income countries.

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