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17/04/2013

The ‘Irresponsibility Deal’? : Public Health and Big Business

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) an alliance of medical professionals hosted a conference in Edinburgh on vested commercial interests in the food, tobacco and alcohol industry.

Edinbourgh, 15 April 2013. At the event, senior clinicians discussed the tactics used by the three industries to purposefully delay and obstruct public health measures and urged the sector to stop putting profits before health.

Experts in nutrition and substance misuse accused the industries of denying evidence of a problem, funding interest groups to act as a front for industry to detract from scientific evidence or delaying the implementation of legislation by mounting legal challenges.

Click here to download the the conference report.