World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan recently declared Big Alcohol one of the most serious challenges to public health in an address to the 2013 Global Conference on Health Promotion. With a reminder that noncommunicable diseases have overtaken infectious diseases as the leading cause of death worldwide, Chan pointed to Big Business as one of the most serious challenges to overcoming these problems: “It is not just Big Tobacco anymore. Public health must also contend with Big Food, Big Soda, and Big Alcohol. All of these industries fear regulation, and protect themselves by using the same tactics.”
Read more about how Big Alcohol can’t police itself, and Big Alcohol’s deceptive use of “drink responsibly” themes from AlcoholJustice.org.