Transnational Corporate Interests Shape Alcohol Control Policy in Vietnam, Global Public Health Largely Absent

Posted June 02 2022 Alcohol Policy, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Science

This study found that global commercial interests employed their considerable resources to engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and build partnerships with policymakers over a long period, contributing significantly to an environment unsupportive of enacting effective alcohol control policy. The absence of structural support from a global health treaty on alcohol and the lack of an equivalent level of long-term sustained input from global health actors contributed to the legislative outcome, which excluded proposed cost-effective policies to reduce alcohol harm.

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