If you are working in public health advocacy it is important to understand who your opponents are and what tactics they are using to gridlock advancement in public health.

PHAIWA covers this issue in our advocacy skills based workshops, but below are a few articles to give you an idea of the sneaky tactics that some industries use as a smokescreen.


Who owns who in the Australian food market? (Melissa Stoneham & Ainslie Sartori). 

Foreign brands with local production are most important to Australian supermarket customers. (Australian Food News). 

The seven tactics unhealthy industries use to undermine public health policies (Rob Moodie). 

There’s no such thing as a free lunch from tobacco companies (Gary Fooks). Gary was a Healthway Visiting Research Fellow with PHAIWA during 2016. This blog discusses how companies contribute money to charity to make a positive difference in the world – but are they?

Soda and Tobacco Industry Corporate Social Responsibility Campaigns: How Do They Compare? (Lori Dorfman). This article examines the tactics being used by SSB companies which are increasingly being implicated in the global obesity crisis.

If you see some industry tactics that undermine public health efforts why not take a photo and submit it to PHAIWA’s Bin the Spin?

Otherwise, come along to our Advocacy skills based workshops to learn more.

To read more about industry tactics projects undertaken by PHAIWA, please visit our Sponsorship in Sports and Gambling pages.