The Raising of Minimum Alcohol Prices in Saskatchewan, Canada: Impacts on Consumption and Implications for Public Health

23 de outubro de 20122min11

Tim Stockwell, PhD, Jinhui Zhao, PhD, Norman Giesbrecht, PhD, Scott Macdonald, PhD, Gerald Thomas, PhD, and Ashley Wettlaufer, MPH

The contribution of both individual- and population-level alcohol consumption to in- creased risk of a range of serious chronic diseases (e.g., cancers, liver diseases) and ad- verse acute events (e.g., injuries, poisonings) is well documented.1,2 In the World Health Or- ganization Region of the Americas report, alcohol is identified as the single leading cause of the preventable loss of disability adjusted life years.1 Globally, hazardous and harmful alco- hol use has been found to be the leading contributing cause of death among young adults, involving especially, deaths from road trauma, homicide, and suicide.3

Successive comprehensive and systematic reviews of published research conclude that governments have a number of proven strategies to reduce the burden of illness from alcohol.4,5

pdf SaskMinAlcPrices_2012_copia.pdf

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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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