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 →

2023 ; Emil Juslin, Uppsala University; Department of Government; Master’s thesis AbstractThroughout its history, the EU has been centred around economic integration. Today, however, the EU’spolitical ambitions extend to more areas, such as environment and health. How does the legacy of economic integration affect the EU’s ability to pursue policy in these areas, especially when Read More →

Jim McCambridge, Melissa Mialon, Ben Hawkins; Addiction; Volume113, Issue9; September 2018 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 the English language between 1980 and 2016 of studies of alcohol industry Read More →

Katherine Severi & Benjamin Hawkins; International Journal of Health Policy and Management; January 2024 AbstractBackground: Alcohol industry organisations occupy a prominent position in UK alcohol policy, but their involvement has been contested by public health bodies on the basis that a conflict of interest (COI) exists between their economic objectives and those of public health. Read More →

Madden et al. Globalization and Health (2023)  Abstract Background The global burden of alcohol harm has increased and is forecast to grow further without effective policy implementation. Public–private partnerships aiming to address global health, and other societal challenges, are a burgeoning feature of neoliberal governance. Rhetorically distancing themselves from tobacco, the major alcohol companies are committed Read More →

Nason Maani, May CI van Schalkwyk, Mark Petticrew Health Promotion International, Volume 38, Issue 6, December 2023, daad167, Abstract There is now an established body of evidence that the alcohol industry seeks to obstruct public health policies that could affect the availability, affordability or marketing of alcohol. In parallel, the alcohol industry is active in funding corporate 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 →