Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Perceptions of the impact of price on alcohol consumption from a large scale cross-sectional convenience survey in north west England

Donnerstag 25. August 2011 von htm

A large-scale survey was conducted in 2008 in north west England, a region with high levels of alcohol-related harm, during a regional ‚Big Drink Debate‘ campaign. The aim of this paper is to explore perceptions of how alcohol consumption would change if alcohol prices were to increase or decrease.
A convenience survey of residents (>18 years) of north west England measured demographics, income, alcohol consumption in previous week, and opinions on drinking behaviour under two pricing conditions: low prices and discounts and increased alcohol prices (either ‚decrease‘, ’no change‘ or ‚increase‘). … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 08/24/11) BMC Public Health 2011, 11:664; doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-664

Kategorie: Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, consumption, Global, Prevention, Price, Research, Social Costs, societal effects | Keine Kommentare »

The effects of a large reduction in alcohol prices on hospitalizations related to alcohol

Montag 7. März 2011 von htm

a population-based natural experiment.
Aims: Finland experienced a large reduction in alcohol prices in 2004 due to in the lowering of alcohol taxes by about one-third and the abolition of duty-free allowances for travellers from the European Union. We examined the effects of these changes on alcohol-related hospitalizations. …
Conclusions: The results, obtained in a natural experimental setting when trends and seasonal variation had been taken into account, suggest that the reduction in alcohol prices led to increases in alcohol-related hospitalization in certain population groups, mainly among 50–69-year-olds, in Finland. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 03/05/11) onlinelibrary.wiley.com, 02/14/11

Kategorie: Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, Global, Health, Price, Research | Keine Kommentare »

PM’s Lukewarm Response on Raise of Alcohol Prices, UK

Donnerstag 19. März 2009 von htm

Children’s health education charity Life Education is disappointed by Gordon Brown’s lukewarm response to health advisor’s proposal to raise alcohol prices, that minimum prices be imposed on alcohol to curb binge drinking in the UK. (Source: Medical News Today, 3/18/09)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Prevention, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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