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Australian approach to alcohol “dismal”

Jan 23, 2017  by 21bethere

Authored by CHARLOTTE MITCHELL
Alcohol and tax — time for real reformMJA PERSPECTIVE

Perceptions of Australasian emergency department staff of the impact of alcohol-related presentationsMJA RESEARCH

Australia Day 2016: alcohol-related presentations to emergency departmentsMJA SHORT REPORT
 
Issue 1 / 16 January 2017
TACKLING alcohol advertising in sport is crucial to reducing excessive drinking, say experts, after new research reveals high rates of alcohol-related presentations to hospitals on Australia Day.
Ms Julia Stafford, executive officer at the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth told MJA InSight that “while alcohol companies promote and profit from the link between alcohol and our national day, emergency departments (EDs) are dealing with the ugly consequences”.
She said that Australia’s emergency services have “waited long enough for evidence-based alcohol policies that will reduce the burden”.
“We need a comprehensive approach that includes independent regulation of alcohol promotion, reform of the alcohol tax system and effective controls on when and where alcohol is available.”
For complete article go to http://www.doctorportal.com.au/mjainsight/2017/1/australian-approach-to-alcohol-dismal/?utm_source=MJA+InSight&utm_campaign=7a2169bd1a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7346f35e23-7a2169bd1a-43048133
 

 

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