S2 E4: Big Alcohol’s Attack on the EU’s Beating Cancer Plan￼Posted February 14 2022
The products and practices of the alcohol industry cause a massive burden of harm. But most people remain unaware of this extent and severity of alcohol harm.
For instance, in the European Union, in 2016 cancer was the most common cause of alcohol-related deaths at 29%.
The products and practices of the alcohol industry cause 7 types of cancer.
However, despite decades of growing scientific evidence, the general public remains largely unaware about the fact that alcohol causes cancer. One reason why is because Big Alcohol aggressively blocks this knowledge from reaching the public. The alcohol industry uses various strategies to cast doubt about the science but they do more than that: alcohol industry lobbyists interfere against public health policy making that aims to protect people and communities from alcohol harm.
Right now such a battle between corporate profit interest versus people’s health is taking place in the European Parliament.
Host Maik Dünnbier talks with Emil Juslin and Runa Neely of IOGT-NTO’s Brussels office about what is unfolding in the European Parliament. This discussion is a case study of alcohol industry interference in real time.