Effective alcohol policies: New OECD report

July 27, 2015


A new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use: Economics & Public Health Policy, describes the health, social, and economic impacts of key policy options for addressing alcohol-related harm. It also illuminates the potential of policies such as increased alcohol taxes, regulation of promotion and advertising, and tighter enforcement of regulations, to prevent alcohol-related disabilities and injuries, with major potential gains in health, longevity and productivity.

The mission of the 34-member OECD is to promote public policies to improve social and economic well-being around the world. Read more here about how OECD has included alcohol policy as part of its work.