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Comparing Eurpean alcohol policies: What to compare? Comparing Eurpean alcohol policies: What to compare?

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Date added: 06/20/2011
Date modified: 01/28/2013
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Author: Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research)

On the search for factors explaining the changes of alcohol consumption in European countries one quickly comes across preventive activities to reduce alcohol-related problems and/or alcohol consumption mostly taken by the state and occasionally also by other stakeholders such as e.g. the economy or social movements. Looking at them it becomes as quickly clear that the impact of prevention measures on consumption is everything else but simple.

The great diversity of preventive measures offers inspiration and orientation as well as an excellent occasion to evaluate, reconsider and improve interventions. Unfortunately the interesting research field is underdeveloped and until today misses a common reference frame that allows and facilitates comparisons. The Policy Brief intends to contribute to the development of such a frame.

A Report on global illicit drug markets 1998-2007 A Report on global illicit drug markets 1998-2007

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Date added: 11/06/2011
Date modified: 01/28/2013
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Edited by Peter Reuter (RAND) and Franz Trautmann (Trimbos Institute)

This document, produced by Rand Europe and Trimbos Institute for the European Commission Directorate-General for Freedom, Justice and Security, provides the key findings of a project assessing how the global market for drugs developed from 1998 to 2007 and describing drug policy around the globe during that period. To the extent data allows, the project assessed how much policy measures, at the national and sub-national levels, have influenced drug problems.

Map the Gap. A critical review of the literature on gambling-related harm Map the Gap. A critical review of the literature on gambling-related harm

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Date added: 11/06/2011
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Authors: Emma Disley, Alexandra Pollitt, Deirdre May Culley and Jennifer Rubin (RAND Europe)

This report, commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Fund (RGF), aims to ‘map the gaps’ in the current evidence base relating to harmful gambling. It sets out findings from a Rapid Evidence Assessment of academic and ‘grey’ literature, describing the quantity and quality of existing research in this field, and highlighting areas in which evidence and knowledge are sparse or lacking.

The Independent: "Smoked out: tobacco giant's war on science" The Independent: "Smoked out: tobacco giant's war on science"

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Date added: 11/12/2011
Date modified: 01/28/2013
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Author: Steve Connor (The Independent)

Research by Sterling University into young people and smoking is being demanded by tobacco company Philip Morris under UK 'Freedom of Information' legislation.

Alcohol in the European Union. Consumption, harm and policy approaches Alcohol in the European Union. Consumption, harm and policy approaches

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Date added: 03/28/2012
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Edited by Peter Anderson, Lars Møller and Gauden Galea (WHO Regional Office for Europe)

Alcohol is one of the world’s top three priority areas in public health. Even though only half the global population drinks alcohol, it is the world’s third leading cause of ill health and premature death, after low birth weight and unsafe sex, and greater than tobacco. In Europe, alcohol is also the third leading risk factor for disease and mortality after tobacco and high blood pressure. This report presents the latest literature overview of effective alcohol policies, and includes data from the European Union, Norway and Switzerland in the areas of alcohol consumption, harm and policy approaches. The data presented were collected from a survey in 2011.