The facts we all should know

FACT #29

Did you know alcohol-related liver disease is prevantable?

It has been well demonstrated that several alcohol-related policies are both effective and cost-effective. These policies include price-based policies, such as taxation and minimum unit pricing, as well as restricting alcohol availability, marketing and advertising. Policies based on age-related vulnerability, such as restrictions on alcohol access for young people, are also effective.

Show me the science

Burton R, Henn C, Lavoie D, et al. A rapid evidence review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alcohol control policies: an English perspective. Lancet 2017; 389: 1558–80.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Preventing harmful alcohol use. May 19, 2021.

Karlsen TH, Sheron N, Zelber-Sagi S, et al. The EASL–Lancet Liver Commission: protecting the next generation of Europeans against liver disease complications and premature mortality. The Lancet 2021; published online Dec 2.

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