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Davoren, MP;Lane, D;Kirby, J;Gibney, K;Kinsley, G;Hope, A;Byrne, M;Perry, IJ
2019
March
Journal Of Public Health Policy
Support for evidence-based alcohol policy in Ireland: results from the Community Action on Alcohol Pilot Project
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GLOBAL BURDEN HARM
40
76
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In Ireland, the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill proposes introducing minimum unit pricing, health labelling, and advertising restrictions to tackle excessive consumption. The aim of this research was to examine the level of support for evidence-based alcohol control policy among the Irish population. We conducted a household survey using quota sampling in three pilot sites in Southern Ireland. Consumption, attitude, and behaviour questions were taken from previously validated instruments. In total, 1075 individuals completed the questionnaire. Hazardous alcohol consumption was reported by 51.1% of the population, 31.5% of women, and 69.8% of men. The majority of individuals (> 50%) supported alcohol policy measures. These individuals are more likely to be low-risk drinkers, older individuals, and report alcohol-related issues in their local area. In the context of Ireland's Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, this research signals support for evidence-based strategies including minimum unit pricing and a reduction and separation of alcohol sales outlets.
BASINGSTOKE
0197-5897
10.1057/s41271-018-0151-y
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