Changes in Public Support for Alcohol Policies in NSW, AustraliaPosted October 13 2022
This study found that in NSW, Australia public support was high for protecting children from exposure to alcohol promotions. However, support was low for policies reducing the availability and affordability of alcohol products. Knowing that alcohol causes cancer increased support for alcohol policies.
The authors conclude that overall, support for alcohol policies in NSW is not increasing. Initiatives to raise awareness about the health consequences of alcohol use, together with effective alcohol policies, are needed to counter industry influence on decision-makers and negative public discourse.