Behind Closed Doors: The Priorities of the Alcohol Industry as Communicated in a Trade Magazine

Posted August 01 2018 Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, Alcohol Policy, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Evidence, Science

This study uncovered three primary themes were evident in the articles: (1) the legitimization of alcohol as an important social and economic product, (2) the portrayal of the industry as trustworthy and benign, and (3) the strategic embedding of alcohol in various facets of everyday life.

The level of denial exhibited shows that additional regulation of the industry and its tactics will need to proceed without industry acceptance. Clear resistance to increasing consumer protections also points to the futility of inviting industry members to the policy table.

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