Do Alcohol Control Policies Work?

Posted on April 10, 2019 in Africa, Africa, Africa, Africa, Africa

This overview of systematic reviews provides a comprehensive summary of the last decade of synthesis research into alcohol control policies and interventions. With few exceptions, the quality of systematic reviews of alcohol control research is characterised by inadequate meth- odology and both reporting and review conduct fail to meet acceptable PRISMA standards. The overview indicates that evidence remains uncertain for many interventions but is possibly beneficial for the following control measures: 1) community mobilization; 2) multicomponent interventions delivered in the alcohol use environment; 3) restricting alcohol advertising; 4) restricting on- and off-premise outlet density; 5) police patrols and ignition locks to reduce driving under the influence; and 6) increased price and taxation including minimum unit pricing…

3 Best Buys, Affordability, Alcohol Harm, alcohol marketing, Alcohol Policy, Alcohol Taxation, Availability, Evidence, News, Report, WHO
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