Minimum Pricing of Alcohol versus Volumetric Taxation: Which Policy Will Reduce Heavy Consumption without Adversely Affecting Light and Moderate Consumers?

30 de janeiro de 20141min

Anurag Sharma, Brian Vandenberg, Bruce Hollingswort

Alcohol consumption is among the top three risk factors for global disease burden, accounting for 5.5% of disability-adjusted life years lost, behind tobacco smoking including second-hand smoke (6.3%) and high blood pressure (7.0%) [1]. Increasing the cost of alcohol to consumers, through government pricing and taxation policies, has been shown to be effective in reducing overall consumption in the population, rates of heavy drinking, and the incidence of alcohol-related harm, whether it is implemented with other complementary alcohol strategies, or on its own [2,3]. 
 

Sobre a UNIAD

A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.



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