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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.

January 2015             Contents page             pdf version

Editorial – January 2015

Welcome to the January edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters. In this issue, Dr Richard de Visser reports the findings from an independent study into the effects of Dry January on participants' drinking habits. In other news: the Alcohol Health Alliance calls for a ban on alcohol sponsorship of sports; Public Health Minister Jane Ellison MP expresses "frustration" at not being able to give tax breaks to low-alcohol drinks; while Shadow Health Minister Luciana Berger MP pledges the Labour Party will "stand up to vested interests" on alcohol policy.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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