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IAS produces two publications: UK Alcohol Alert, which covers alcohol policy issues in the UK, and The Globe, which looks at alcohol issues around the world.

February 2015             Contents page             pdf version

Editorial – February 2015

Welcome to the February edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters. In this issue, Cllr Jonathan McShane explains why the Local Government Association is calling for a slice of alcohol duty to combat misuse at local level. In other news: the Irish Government announces its Public Health (Alcohol) Bill; QC Aidan Robertson finds no legal obstacle to minimum unit pricing in Scotland; and the Labour Party pledges to target cheap cider in order to protect children in its Public Health Paper.Please click on the article titles to read them, or alternatively download a PDF version of our newsletter by clicking on the cover image. We hope you enjoy this edition.


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Issue 2 2014             Contents page             pdf version

BRAZIL: An unregulated alcohol market

The global burden of disease is 6.5% for men and 1.3% for women, while the alcohol-attributable burden of disease in the two regions of the Americas which include most of the Latin American countries varies between 8.6% and 17.3% for men and 2.2% and 4.1% for women.


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