Letter

Health information and warnings on alcohol packaging in Ireland: it is time to progress the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018

Citation

Critchlow N, Moodie C & Jones D (2021) Health information and warnings on alcohol packaging in Ireland: it is time to progress the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018. Irish Journal of Medical Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11845-021-02719-8

Abstract
First paragraph: Findings from the 2019-2020 Irish National Drug and Alcohol Survey are a reminder of the burden of alcohol-related harms in Ireland, with two-fifths of drinkers engaging in heavy episodic drinking at least once per month (six or more standard drinks on a single occasion) and 14.8% of the general population meeting the criteria for an alcohol use disorder. This harmful use of alcohol is associated with myriad individual and societal harms and creates a substantial burden on Ireland’s economy.

Keywords
General Medicine

Notes
Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online

Journal
Irish Journal of Medical Science

StatusIn Press
FundersIPH Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Publication date online28/07/2021
Date accepted by journal17/07/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/33002
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
ISSN0021-1265
eISSN1863-4362