May 2023; RACGP Media Release The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has today slammed Big Alcohol’s submissions informing government health strategy and called on the Albanese Government to stand up to the industry to put community safety and wellbeing first. It comes following reports of research published in the Drug and Alcohol Review journal concerning the reliability of evidence used Read More →

by Nason Maani Hessari, Adam Bertscher, Nathan Critchlow, Niamh Fitzgerald, Cécile Knai, Martine Stead and Mark Petticrew  Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(21), 4092; Received: 31 August 2019 / Revised: 9 October 2019 / Accepted: 10 October 2019 / Published: 24 October 2019 Abstract Restricting alcohol advertising and marketing is a cost-effective intervention for reducing alcohol harms. However, the alcohol industry maintains that Read More →

Authors: Eloise Howse (e-mail:, Christina Watts, Bronwyn McGill, James Kite, Samantha Rowbotham, Penelope Hawe, Adrian Bauman, Becky Freeman Citation: Howse, E., Watts, C., McGill, B., Kite, J., Rowbotham, S., Hawe, P., Bauman, A. and Freeman, B. (2022), Sydney’s ‘last drinks’ laws: A content analysis of news media coverage of views and arguments about a preventive Read More →

Addiction; September 2022; Jim McCambridge | Gemma Mitchell | Matthew Lesch | Andreas Filippou |Su Golder | Jack Garry | Andrew Bartlett | Mary Madden ; Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York, UK;  AbstractBackground and Aims: The Transformative Research on the Alcohol industry, Policy andScience (TRAPS) programme investigates the alcohol industry, with an Read More →

Naomi K Greene 1, Camella J Rising 2, Andrew B Seidenberg 3, Raimee Eck 4, Neha Trivedi 5, April Y Oh 4 Int J Drug Policy; . 2023 May;115:104016. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2023.104016.Epub 2023 Mar 28.   Abstract Background: Although alcohol consumption increases breast cancer risk, some alcohol products include breast cancer awareness marketing (i.e., pink ribbons) on alcohol containers, which poses a contradiction. Some researchers and advocacy groups Read More →

Mia Miller,Michael Livingston, Damian Maganja & Cassandra C. J. Wright; In: Drug Alcohol Rev. 2023;1–10. AbstractIntroduction: Alcohol is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. One significant barrier to the implementation of evidence-based alcohol policy is alcohol industry opposition. Making submissions to national policy processes is one way in which the industry exert influence. Read More →

Jolyon Attwooll, newsGP, 24-05-2023 New research looking at alcohol industry contributions to inform national strategy has found numerous ways science is misrepresented. Evidence was ‘systematically manipulated, misused and ignored’ in submissions made by the alcohol industry to inform Federal Government health strategy, a new study has concluded. Research published in the Drug and Alcohol Review journal this week raises Read More →

Jim McCambridge, Kypros Kypri, Trevor A. Sheldon, Mary Madden & Thomas F. Babor; Journal of Public Health; 2019 ABSTRACTDevelopment and implementation of evidence-based policies is needed in order to ameliorate the rising toll of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Alcohol is a key cause of the mortality burden and alcohol policies are under-developed. This is due in Read More →

GEMMA MITCHELL, ph.d. & JIM McCAMBRIDGE, ph.d.; JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS / JANUARY 2023 ABSTRACT. Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent and nature of email interactions between National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) leaders and the alcohol industry from 2013 to 2020. Method: We performed Read More →

February 2023; blog from Dr Richard I. Purves, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social Marketing and Health, University of Stirling. In 2021, Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) commissioned the Institute for Social Marketing and Health (ISMH) to develop a series of case studies based on a number of European countries with existing alcohol marketing restrictions. This research Read More →

McCambridge, J., Mialon, M., Hawkins, B. (2018). Alcohol industry involvement in policymaking: a systematic review. Addiction, 113(9), 1571-1584. Abstract  Aims To summarize the substantive findings of studies of alcohol industry involvement in national or supranational policymaking, and to produce a new synthesis of current evidence. Methods This study examined peer-reviewed journal reports published in Read More →