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The benefits of alcohol pricing policies: summary of alcohol action Ireland’s pre-budget submission 2015
Alcohol Action Ireland
Alcohol-related harm costs the State an estimated €3.7 billion annually, with €2.4 billion of that figure accounted for by health and crime-related costs alone. In human terms, it costs three lives a day and is a major driver of many serious societal issues, such as crime and child welfare and neglect. The price of alcohol impacts on general consumption and lower consumption levels lead to reduced harms and costs. A recent study by the Health Research Board found that more than half of adult drinkers in Ireland, over 1.3 million people, are drinking in a harmful manner
Keyword(s): ALCOHOL MISUSE; HEALTH POLICY
Publication Date:
2015
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Alcohol Action Ireland
First Indexed: 2016-04-23 07:07:59 Last Updated: 2017-05-12 07:22:01