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.
Industry Use of Evidence to Influence Alcohol Policy: A Case Study of Submissions to the 2008 Scottish Government Consultation
Researchers, led by Dr Jim McCambridge at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, found that the alcohol industry had ignored, misrepresented and undermined scientific evidence in submissions made to the Scottish Government's 2008 consultation, "Changing Scotland's relationship with alcohol." The consultation looked at policy proposals to introduce minimum unit pricing and end irresponsible promotions, including below-cost selling of alcoholic drinks.
RCPI Policy Group on Alcohol: Reducing Alcohol Health Harm
In response to the increasing levels of alcohol-related harm observed in recent years in Ireland, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) established a Policy Group on Alcohol in 2012. The first statement from the Policy Group was issued in April 2013 and it makes a number of key recommendations for reducing alcohol health harm in Ireland, many of which echo those contained in the Steering Group Report on the National Substance MIsuse Strategy (February 2012).
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"Time Please... For Change"
Alcohol Action Ireland's annual conference programme. "Time Please... For Change" saw a number of expert national and international speakers examining key initiatives that could make a real difference to Ireland’s harmful relationship with alcohol.
Alcohol Action Ireland’s submission to the Seanad Public Consultation Committee on Alcohol and Cancer
Alcohol Action Ireland’s submission to the Seanad Public Consultation Committee for its February 2013 Report on Changes in Lifestyle can prevent approximately one third of Cancers. How does Government and society respond to this challenge?
Alcohol In Ireland, Finding The Right Measure: Pre Budget Submission 2012
This submission details how cheap alcohol costs an estimated €3.7 billion a year and outlines two key policy actions that can reduce these costs.
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Alcohol marketing: protecting children
Every day children and young people are continuously exposed to positive, risk-free images of alcohol and its use
Alcohol industry’s CSR
Global alcohol industry invests significant resources to promote its corporate social responsibility
Alcohol, suicide and mental health
Alcohol can contribute to the development of mental health problems as well as exacerbating pre-existing mental health difficulties
Alcohol, children and young people
Alcohol use is a serious risk to children and young people’s health and well-being
Alcohol and pregnancy
It is in a child’s best interests for a prospective mother not to drink alcohol while pregnant
Alcohol and driving
Even in small amounts, alcohol impairs driving ability - any amount of alcohol increases the risk of involvement in a fatal crash