The public health burden of alcohol and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alcohol control policies: An evidence review


Public Health England (PHE) has today published the most comprehensive look at the evidence on alcohol harm and its impact in England. It examines alcohol’s health, social and economic impact, and the effectiveness of policies in reducing alcohol related harm.

The review provides national and local policy makers with the latest evidence to identify those policies which will best prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm. It covers the following areas:

  • Taxation and price regulation
  • Regulating marketing
  • Regulating availability
  • Providing information and education
  • Managing the drinking environment
  • Reducing drink-driving
  • Brief interventions and treatment