Alcohol Industry Strategy and the 2016 Revision of the UK Low-Risk Alcohol Use Guidelines

Posted on February 16, 2021 in Europe, Europe

Following the publication of the new draft guidelines, the UK alcohol industry criticized their exclusion from the guidelines development process. They then mounted a major public relations campaign that strongly criticized the guidance produced and rejected the association of alcohol use with cancer without recourse to evidence.

The present case adds new insights into the political strategies of alcohol industry actors to undermine public health, providing evidence of confrontational tactics. It draws attention to the failure of self-regulatory regimes to incorporate basic public health messaging.

Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, Alcohol Industry Policy Interference, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Evidence, Science
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