Reducing Harm Due to Alcohol: Success Stories From 3 Countries

The European Region has the highest level of alcohol consumption in the world.

To reduce these harms, WHO/Europe has identified three affordable, feasible and cost-effective intervention strategies:

  • increase excise taxes on alcoholic beverages
  • introduce and enforce bans or clear restrictions on exposure to alcohol advertising
  • enact and enforce restrictions on the physical availability of retailed alcohol.

Here you can read about the successful outcomes in Lithuania, Scotland and the Russian Federation.

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