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Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Thomas F. Babor, Raul Caetano, Sally Casswell, Griffith Edwards, Norman Giesbrecht, Kathryn Graham, Joel W. Grube, Linda Hill, Harold Holder, Ross Homel, Michael Livingston, Esa Österberg, Jürgen Rehm, Robin Room, and Ingeborg Rossow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity - Research and Public Policy Second Edition is a collaborative effort by an international group of addiction scientists to improve the linkages between ... More


The policy arena

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a comprehensive framework to understand the alcohol policymaking process and how it can serve the interests of public health and social welfare. It describes the major players ... More


Setting the policy agenda

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a brief history of alcohol policy. It then considers the history of the scientific study of alcohol policy as a public health strategy. It then lays out the definition of ... More


Alcohol policies: a consumer’s guide

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The preceding chapters have provided detailed reviews of the relevant science base for a comprehensive consideration of how alcohol policy can better serve the public good. This concluding chapter ... More


International context of alcohol policy

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In recent decades the operating assumption in international agreements has been to treat alcoholic beverages as ordinary commodities like bread and milk or coffee and tea. In a world of increasing ... More


Regulating the physical availability of alcohol

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the scientific evidence on limiting the physical availability of beverage alcohol as an approach to reducing alcohol consumption and problems. It considers alcohol in terms of ... More


Controlling affordability: pricing and taxation

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the aims, mechanisms, and effects of alcohol taxation and pricing, two important economic strategies that have strong implications for the prevention of alcohol-related ... More


Strategies and interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter sets the stage for the chapters to follow by describing how research is conducted to evaluate the effects of specific alcohol policies, and to assess the impact of prevention strategies ... More


Drinking-driving prevention and countermeasures

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the relationship between drinking and driving, and how an understanding of that association can be used to design countermeasures which prevent alcohol-related injuries and ... More


Restrictions on marketing

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an introduction to the current state of alcohol marketing and what is known about the way in which marketing has its impact. It assesses two different policy approaches — codes ... More


Modifying the drinking context: licensed drinking environment and other contexts

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the modification of the drinking context. Drinking contexts refer to where people purchase and consume alcohol on the premises as commercial drinking establishments. Such ... More


Treatment and early intervention services

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Alcohol policies are primarily the concern of local, regional, and national governments, which often view the provision of treatment as part of a comprehensive approach to alcohol-related problems. ... More


Alcohol consumption trends and patterns of drinking

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes alcohol consumption trends and patterns of drinking in a global perspective. The typical frequency of drinking and the amount of alcohol consumed per occasion vary enormously, ... More


Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health

Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199655786
eISBN:
9780191757082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Alcohol has always been an issue in public health but it is currently assuming increasing importance as a cause of disease and premature death worldwide. This book provides an interdisciplinary ... More


Towards a global alcohol policy: current directions

Harry Burns

in Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199655786
eISBN:
9780191757082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0048
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines some of the factors which have shaped alcohol policy in different parts of the world and how international consensus on alcohol policy is evolving. It discusses the factors ... More


Taxation and price control

Michael Livingston

in Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199655786
eISBN:
9780191757082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0045
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Along with measures designed to reduce the availability of alcohol, taxation has been the most common policy approach used by governments to control alcohol consumption and its attendant health and ... More


Alcohol and Native Peoples 1800–1930: Race, Order, and Control

Rod Phillips

in Alcohol: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617602
eISBN:
9781469617626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617602.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the interplay between alcohol and colonialism in Africa. Europeans brought their alcoholic beverages, attitudes, and consumption patterns with them to the rest of the world, and ... More


Alcohol: protecting the young, protecting society

Betsy Thom

in Growing up with risk

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347329
eISBN:
9781447302469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347329.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses how the protection of children from risk and the control of ‘risky’ youth behaviour have influenced the formation of alcohol policy in two historical periods: at the turn of ... More


The private sector and public policy: can they be reconciled?

Paul Miller and Marjana Martinic

in Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199655786
eISBN:
9780191757082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0042
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The field of alcohol policy has witnessed a long and often heated debate around the respective roles of the public and private sectors when it comes to reducing alcohol-related harm. There is a ... More


Control of alcohol availability: historical and current policies and their effects

Esa Österberg

in Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199655786
eISBN:
9780191757082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0044
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter first takes a general look at historical developments and trends in measures controlling the physical availability of alcohol. In this context it also gives concrete examples of the wide ... More


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