News Media and the Influence of the Alcohol Industry

Posted May 05 2020 Alcohol Policy, BigAlcoholExposed, Health Warning Label, Labelling, Science

News coverage of alcohol warning labels with a cancer message was more supportive in Canada than Ireland, where alcohol industry perspectives were consistently foregrounded. Industry arguments opposing the cancer label bore similarities across contexts, often distorting or denying the evidence. Increasing awareness of industry messaging strategies may generate more critical coverage of industry lobbying activities and increase public support for alcohol policies.

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