Framework for Alcohol Policy in WHO European Region
EURO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for Europe
ISBN-13    9789289013840 ISBN-10    9289013842
Order Number    13400061   
Price    CHF    15.00 / US$    18.00 Developing countries:    CHF    13.50
English     2006        32   pages
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The European Region is the WHO region with the highest alcohol intake in the world. Not only per capita consumption but also the disease burden from alcohol are twice the world average. Alcohol is the third-largest risk factor for death and disability in the Region and the largest risk factor among young people.

The framework for alcohol policy in the Region, given in this booklet, is a timely response to the situation. It launches a new phase of alcohol policy, initiated and led by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The framework aims to encourage and facilitate the development and implementation of global, regional, national and community policies and action to prevent or reduce the harm caused by alcohol. It creates an overarching frame for existing international instruments and documents, and addresses recent developments, new challenges and needs for further research.