Advancing public health policy making through research on the political strategies of alcohol industry actors

April 2019 CHW

Lobbying expenses U.S. Beer, Wine and Liquor Industry. Source: Open Secrets

Development and implementation of evidence-based policies is needed in order to ameliorate the rising toll of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Alcohol is a key cause of the mortality burden and alcohol policies are under-developed. This is due in part to the global influence of the alcohol industry. The authors propose that a better understanding of the methods and the effectiveness of alcohol industry influence on public health policies will support efforts to combat such influence, and advance global health. Many of the issues on the alcohol research agenda will inform, and be informed by, research into the political influence of other commercial actors.

Citation: McCambridge J, Kypri K, Sheldon TA, Madden M, Babor TF.   Advancing public health policy making through research on the political strategies of alcohol industry actors. Journal of Public Health. 2019; doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdz031.

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