American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting

Philadephia, United States,

Thousands of public health professionals come together to make the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting and Expo a must-attend. American Public Health Association brings together people and organisations who make a difference from the global level to the local level.

2019 Theme — Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.

The takeaway message:

Review of Methamphetamine Use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Published by
Snijder M, Kershaw S. (2019). Review of methamphetamine use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin 19(3).
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Research suggests methamphetamine use is higher amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders compared to non-Indigenous Australians.

Men, Alcohol and Identity


Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) are co-hosting a four-part seminar series to discuss issues relating to men and alcohol.

Each session will be chaired by an expert in the field who will invite three guest speakers to present their personal responses to three pre-set questions, which are relevant to the topic.

Tobacco Use Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Young Adults

Delahanty, Janine, Ollie Ganz, Leah Hoffman, Jamie Guillory, Erik Crankshaw, and Matthew Farrelly. "Tobacco use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young adults varies by sexual and gender identity." Drug and alcohol dependence (2019).
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It is recognised that smoking and use of tobacco products among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young adults is higher compared to their heterosexual and cisgender peers.

Although it is believed that within the LGBTQ population, patterns of tobacco use vary based on gender, age and sexual identity, there is a lack of research on specific differences.

Awareness of Information on Alcohol Packaging

Critchlow, Nathan, Daniel Jones, Crawford Moodie, Anne Marie MacKintosh, Niamh Fitzgerald, Lucie Hooper, Christopher Thomas, and Jyotsna Vohra. "Awareness of product-related information, health messages and warnings on alcohol packaging among adolescents: a cross-sectional survey in the United Kingdom." Journal of Public Health (2019).
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Although alcohol consumption among young people in the UK has been declining there remains a concerning level of binge drinking amongst 16–24-year-olds.

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Initiating Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption in Adolescents Living in Urban and Rural Ethiopia

Getachew, S., S. Lewis, J. Britton, W. Deressa, and A. W. Fogarty. "Prevalence and risk factors for initiating tobacco and alcohol consumption in adolescents living in urban and rural Ethiopia." Public Health 174 (2019): 118-126.
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Both alcohol and tobacco use is an increasing public health concern in low- or middle-income countries. Due to an annual economic growth rate of approximately 10%, Ethiopia is a target for both the alcohol and tobacco industries.

Although data is limited, trends suggest that alcohol consumption is a particular problem among secondary school students.

Alcohol Country Fact Sheets

Created by
World Health Organisation
The 30 country fact sheets for EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland present data on consumption, consequence, and policy implementation for the year 2016, aiming to give guidance to national decision-makers for further priority-setting in the field of alcohol and public health.