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5:54 pm, April 29th, 2010 - 11 comments
Categories: drugs, national/act government, tax - Tags: alcohol, Kathryn Ryan, National Addiction Centre, Professor Doug Sellman, RNZ, tobacco
Here’s a great interview by RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan with Professor Doug Sellman, Director of the National Addiction Centre, on Government’s bizarre inconsistency in raising the price of fags to discourage consumption while not raising the price of alcohol – despite its alleged interest in addressing alcohol abuse. Sellman also has some interesting things to say about how alcohol industry lobbyists always enjoy an open door to ministers’ offices while those who try to lobby against the alcohol industry are turned away. Gosh, I wonder why that is?
Update: I also recommend you look at the 60 Minutes link provided below by MollyByGolly, very telling and rather incriminating.