Public health

World Drug Report 2019

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The World Drug Report aims at improving the understanding of the world drug problem and contributing towards fostering greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance and security.

Alcohol Use and Breast Cancer Risk

Chambers, Sophia E., Ellen R. Copson, Peter F. Dutey‐Magni, Caspian Priest, Annie S. Anderson, and Julia MA Sinclair. "Alcohol use and breast cancer risk: A qualitative study of women’s perspectives to inform the development of a preventative intervention in breast clinics." European journal of cancer care (2019): e13075.
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There is strong evidence to suggest there is a link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, with there being a 5%–9% increased risk per 10g ethanol per day. Despite the clear associations between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, public awareness of this issue is low.

Substance Use Prevention for Adolescents: The Icelandic Model

Sigfúsdóttir, Inga Dóra, Thorolfur Thorlindsson, Álfgeir Logi Kristjánsson, Kathleen M. Roe, and John P. Allegrante. "Substance use prevention for adolescents: the Icelandic model." Health Promotion International 24, no. 1 (2008): 16-25.
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Back in the 1990s, results from the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs (ESPAD) highlighted concerning levels of adolescent substance use in Iceland. Since the publication of the ESPAD results, Icelandic authorities have made a considerable effort to reverse these trends, with a fair level of success.

Alcohol Country Fact Sheets

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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.