Understanding Alcohol Policy Making As Contest Between Research Community and Alcohol Industry About Place of Science in Alcohol Policy

Posted October 05 2022 Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Science

Collectively, the research shows that alcohol policy making has involved a contest between the research community and alcohol industry actors about whether and how science should be used to inform policy.

The authors conclude that advances in alcohol policy should be underpinned by strong, reflexive public health sciences, alert to the role of industry in the alcohol harms under study, and thorough in their investigation of the alcohol industry as an object of research in itself.

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