39 Contemp. Drug Probs. 7 (2012)
Are Alcohol Prices and Taxes an Evidence-Based Approach to Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm and Promoting Public Health and Safety - A Literature Review

handle is hein.journals/condp39 and id is 19 raw text is: Contemporary Drug Problems 39/Spring 2012

Are alcohol prices and taxes
an evidence-based approach to
reducing alcohol-related harm
and promoting public health
and safety? A literature review
BY JAYADEEP PATRA, NORMAN GIESBRECHT, JURGEN
REHM, DENNIS BEKMURADOV, AND SVETLANA POPOVA
This literature review examines alcohol prices and taxes as
potential prevention strategies-examining the links with high-risk
drinking and drinking patterns and alcohol-related harm. A
literature search of the studies on alcohol price and taxation was
conducted using multiple electronic bibliographic databases.
Examined outcomes were a) drinking patterns and high risk
drinking; and b) harm from alcohol. Fifty-four relevant studies were
evaluated, and the majority found that a change in price or taxes on
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Philip Cook and Frank Chaloupka provided resource
material. William Kerr offered comments on an earlier version of this man-
uscript. We also thank the anonymous reviewers and journal editors for
their feedback on an earlier version. This work was supported, in part, by a
contribution of the Department of Health Promotion and Protection, Hali-
fax, Nova Scotia, to the second author Support to the Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health for salaries of scientists and infrastructure has been
provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The views
expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect those of the persons noted
above nor the policies of the institutions acknowledged. No conflict of
interest is declared. For further information about this article please con-
tact Svetlana Popova, CAMH, 33 Russell Street, Room #T507, Toronto, CA
M5S 2S]. E-mail: lana_ opova@camnh.net.

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