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Effective drink driving prevention and enforcement strategies: Approaches to improving practice.

By • February 9th, 2018

This article concludes that random breath test enforcement could increase the general awareness of drink driving and that with this awareness drivers are less likely to engage in drink driving behaviour as they perceive drink driving as a potentially costly and illegal act. Hence, publicity campaigns play an important role in creating awareness and educatingmore…

Australian alcohol policy 2001-2013 and implications for public health

By • February 9th, 2018

The results indicate that alcohol consumption and it’s associated harms could be reduced by increasing the price and controlling the availability of alcohol. Improvements to the inconsistencies in the level of control on price and taxation in Australian could be improved through policy developments.   Reference: Howard SJ, Gordon R, Jones SC. Australian alcohol policymore…

Regulation of alcohol advertising: Policy options for Australia

By • February 9th, 2018

Reviewing alcohol advertising codes in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom, this review provides evidence that alcohol advertising influences drinking behaviours, and that Australia’s voluntary regulation system is not effective. Further evidence regarding volume restrictions, content restrictions and infrastructure which supports the regulatory environment are highlighted.   Reference:┬áJones SC, Gordon R. Regulation ofmore…

Affordability of alcohol as a key driver of alcohol demand in New Zealand: a co-integration analysis

By • February 9th, 2018

This research shows that a 10% increase in the affordability of beer could lead to a 16% decrease in consumption. The authors suggest that given these findings policy makers need to consider affordability in the determination of tax and pricing policies to lower the rate of alcohol-related harm.     Reference: Wall M, Casswell S.more…

Parental supply of alcohol and adolescent risky drinking

By • February 9th, 2018

This study concludes that there is an association between parental supply of alcohol for unsupervised drinking and risky drinking among adolescents aged between 13 and 17 years. Given this finding the authors suggest that parents and families may be a target for interventions aimed at reducing risky drinking among adolescents.   Reference: Gilligan C, Kyprimore…

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