|Titre :||Implementing the European Action Plan on Alcohol [Correspondence] (2019)|
|Auteurs :||F. GOIANA-DA-SILVA ; E. S. D. CRUZ ; M. LINDEMAN ; M. HELLMAN ; C. ANGUS ; T. KARLSSON ; M. RENSTROM ; C. FERREIRA-BORGES|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Lancet Public Health (The) (Vol.4, n°10, October 2019)|
|Article en page(s) :||e493|
|Discipline :||SAN (Santé publique / Public health)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEALCOOL ; PLANIFICATION SANITAIRE ; POLITIQUE
8 years after the adoption of the WHO European Action Plan on Alcohol (EAPA), the region has the highest prevalence of drinkers, heavy episodic drinking, alcohol consumption per capita, and the lowest proportion of abstainers, compared with other WHO region. Most worryingly, one in every four deaths in young adults (aged 20-24 years) is caused by alcohol. Furthermore, alcohol is a substantial contributor to inequalities in health.
According to WHO, the most cost-effective policy options for member states to reduce the harmful use of alcohol are the so-called best buys for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. However, member states' efforts to introduce these measures are often diluted by trade agreements, economic interests, or exposure to cross-border issues (eg, online advertising and sales).
In January 2019, the WHO Regional Office convened a consultation process to revisit the implementation of the policy areas for action defined in the EAPA. Policies with the lowest levels of implementation in the European region were examined for the 13 participating member states. [Extract]
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol|
|Refs biblio. :||6|
|Affiliation :||Centre for Health Policy, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, London, UK|
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