Government support for alcohol industry: promoting exports, jeopardising global health?BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3648 (Published 06 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3648
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Why target specifically tampon makers for financing Charities against domestic violence on women, and ask for some of their profits, and not alcoholic beverage producers/exporters instead? 
After all, most of the violent incidents occur after intoxication with some of their products.
Competing interests: Dr Stavros Saripanidis is an active voluntary member of a non-profit organization that fights for women's rights.
The present Government's reckless attitude to rising commercial exports of alcohol reminds me of the attitude of the Government around 200 years ago, to the lucrative global trade of the East India Company in opium. Even the Emperor of China could not resist that Company, backed up by the Royal Navy. That all-conquering commerce could also shape Parliament itself, buying sympathetic MPs safe seats in "rotten boroughs". I wonder if we will soon see British gunboats off the Arabian port of Jeddah, demanding to unload whisky?
Competing interests: I have researched the impact of alcohol on health for many years.