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Public health policy in the United Kingdom: After the war on tobacco, is a war on alcohol brewing?

Citation
Cairney P & Studlar DT (2014) Public health policy in the United Kingdom: After the war on tobacco, is a war on alcohol brewing?. World Medical and Health Policy, 6 (3), pp. 308-323. https://doi.org/10.1002/wmh3.106

Abstract
The United Kingdom now has one of the most comprehensive tobacco control policies in the world, a far cry from its status two decades ago. Some influential public health voices have called for a similar campaign against alcohol consumption. But is the comparison appropriate? We identify the factors which were important in the relatively successful campaign for tobacco control, then analyze the obstacles and opportunities facing the movement for more stringent alcohol control. Alcohol policy today often bears a striking resemblance to tobacco policy pre-1990s, when the UK started on its path to becoming a leading regulatory on this policy.

Keywords
alcohol policy; policy change; tobacco policy

Journal
World Medical and Health Policy: Volume 6, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Author(s)Cairney, Paul; Studlar, Donley T
Publication date30/09/2014
Publication date online03/06/2014
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/21591
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISSN2153-2028
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