Alcohol advisers threaten to quit health body due to industry links

 作者:楼层迄     |      日期:2019-03-04 12:19:00
TWO advisers to Public Health England (PHE) have said they may quit their roles at the agency, after it launched an alcohol awareness campaign in partnership with an organisation that receives funding from the drinks industry. The campaign, launched this week by PHE and alcohol education charity Drinkaware, encourages middle-aged people to have at least two alcohol-free days a week. Drinkaware is largely funded by donations from UK alcohol producers, retailers and supermarkets. The move prompted Ian Gilmore and John Britton, who co-chair PHE advisory boards, to say that health officials had failed to learn lessons from the way tobacco and alcohol industries use partnerships with health bodies to undermine or neutralise policies intended to reduce consumption. However, Leigh Lewis, chair of Drinkaware, stressed the organisation’s independence as a charity. This article appeared in print under the headline “English health body in alcohol row” More on these topics: