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New OECD report on alcohol drinking

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a book entitled « Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use Economics and Public Health Policy ».

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This book provides a detailed examination of trends and social disparities in alcohol consumption. It offers a wide-ranging assessment of the health, social and economic impacts of key policy options for tackling alcohol-related harms in three OECD countries (Canada, the Czech Republic and Germany), extracting relevant policy messages for a broader set of countries.

This book is divided in 6 Chapters

Chapter 1. Alcohol: The public health side of a social phenomenon

Chapter 2. Trends in alcohol consumption in OECD countries

Chapter 3. Social disparities in alcohol drinking

Chapter 4. Tackling alcohol-related harms: What policy approaches?

Chapter 5. Health and economic impacts of key alcohol policy options

Chapter 6. Alcohol, the individual and society: A caIl for coherent alcohol policies

Read the OECD Report: Sassi, F.(ed.) (2015), Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use: Economics and Public Health Policy, OECD Publishing, Paris.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264181069-en