What do we know about the alcohol industry’s engagement with youth alcohol education?

16th June 2022 | May van Schalkwyk, Mark Petticrew, Nason Maani, & Benjamin Hawkins
What do we know about the alcohol industry’s engagement with youth alcohol education?

The alcohol industry provides materials for schools to educate children about alcohol harm. This study highlights the bias nature of these materials, which normalise alcohol consumption and focus on individual responsibility and peer-pressure, while ignoring obligations of the alcohol industry to act ethically and safely and the role of governments to take actions to protect people. Read more »

The alcohol industry is everywhere? Researcher experiences of industry monitoring, surveillance, and legal threats

8th June 2022 | Dr Gemma Mitchell
The alcohol industry is everywhere? Researcher experiences of industry monitoring, surveillance, and legal threats

Researchers’ contact with the alcohol industry can range from short conversations at conferences, to attacks in the media and even legal threats. Here Dr Mitchell details the range of experiences and argues that more research is needed about the industry’s involvement in science, as well as more protection for those engaging in such research. Read more »

Carthage must be destroyed

24th October 2017 | Rob Poole
Carthage must be destroyed

‘The struggle to stop the UK drowning in cheap alcohol can be won, but it requires exceptional powers of endurance,’ writes professor Rob Poole Read more »