Tobacco, Alcohol, and Processed Food Industries – Why Do Public Health Practitioners View Them So Differently?
2016 | Frontiers in Public Health
Public health officials often view food companies as legitimate partners in improving population health, even as they eschew interactions with the tobacco and alcohol industries.
In this journal article for Frontiers in Public Health, PHI Berkeley Media Studies Group's Lori Dorfman, along with colleagues from the U.S., U.K. and Germany, explore why this is the case, in spite of significant health harms associated with all three industries. They also make recommendations for steps that public health researchers can take to reduce harmful corporate influences on health.