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Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use

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Economics and Public Health Policy

Based on a simulation model, OECD analyses show that several alcohol policies have the potential to reduce rates of heavy drinking, regular or episodic, and alcohol dependence, in three countries, by 5% to 10%. This would take those countries a long way towards achieving the voluntary target of reducing harmful alcohol use by 10% by 2025, a target adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2013 as part of the NCD Global Monitoring Framework. The OECD analysis found that governments’ ability to design and implement wide-ranging prevention strategies, combining the strengths of different policy approaches, is critical to success.

Global statistics on addictive behaviours: 2014 status report Global statistics on addictive behaviours: 2014 status report

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The first in a series of papers commissioned by Addiction which attempt to estimate the problems of 'addiction' globally and in different geographical regions.

Such estimates are available, but there is a need to collate and evaluate these to arrive at the best available synthetic figures. 

Under the influence: 4. Election ... Under the influence: 4. Election ...

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Full title: Under the influence: 4. Election prospects triumph over public health.

Paper by Jonathan Gornall. Published in BMJ in January 2014.

How a minimum unit price for alcohol was scuppered How a minimum unit price for alcohol was scuppered

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Full title: How a minimum unit price for alcohol was scuppered.

Paper by Ian Gilmore and Mike Daube. Published in BMJ in January 2014.

Commentary: David Cameron and the death of ... Commentary: David Cameron and the death of ...

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Full title: Commentary: David Cameron and te death of responsability for alcohol policy.

Paper by Peter Anderson. Published in BMJ in January 2014.