Thu 23 May

Alcohol Action Ireland and Mental Health Ireland are recruiting a Policy Research Officer

Alcohol Action Ireland and Mental Health Ireland are recruiting a Policy Research Officer to work in the area of policy development on issues around alcohol harm and mental health. Background Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) advocates for the prevention of alcohol-related...

Thu 16 May

Alcohol Action Ireland highly concerned by teenage drinking

Alcohol Action Ireland today (Thurs 16 May) note the release of the survey data from the Western Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force of 15-16 year olds in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. The extensive lifestyle survey, which was conducted by...

Wed 01 May

No place for alcohol industry in public health policies

Alcohol Action Ireland is calling on all candidates standing in the 2019 European Parliament Elections to make a commitment supporting the World Health Organization (WHO) view that the ‘alcohol industry should have no role in the formulation of alcohol policies,...

Is alcohol too cheap in the UK? The case for se tting a Minimum Unit Price for alcohol

The paper, written by Dr Tim Stockwell and Dr Gerald Thomas, reviews the most recent evidence on minimum pricing, whilst addressing common criticisms of the policy. The authors conclude that policymakers can be confident that substantial health and social benefits will follow if the measure is introduced in the UK.

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Alcohol Marketing: Receptivity, Marketing, Specific Cognitions and Underage Binge Drinking

Exposure to alcohol marketing is prevalent and is associated with both initiation and progression of alcohol use in underage youth. The mechanism of influence is not well understood, however. This study tests a model that proposes alcohol-specific cognitions as mediators of the relation between alcohol marketing and problematic drinking among experimental underage drinkers.

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Minimum Alcohol Prices and Outlet Densities in British Columbia, Canada: Estimated Impacts on Alcohol-Attributable Hospital Admissions

This study investigated whether periodic increases in minimum alcohol prices were associated with reduced alcohol-attributable hospital admissions in British Columbia. Significant health benefits were observed when minimum alcohol prices in British Columbia were increased. By contrast, adverse health outcomes were associated with an expansion of private liquor stores.

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