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Drinking Guidelines: General Population

January 16, 2019

This table details recommendations for alcohol consumption (drinking guidelines) issued by government bodies in various countries. Generally, these recommendations apply to healthy adults. It is specified when other groups are the targets of the recommendations. Standard drinks are shown in...

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Drinking Guidelines for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

January 16, 2019

This table details drinking guidelines issued by government bodies in various countries regarding alcohol consumption by women who may become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Recommendations for other healthy adults are detailed separately in the table Drinking guidelines: General population. Standard...

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Marketing of Alcohol Beverages

December 5, 2018

This IARD Policy Review summarizes the evidence on marketing communications for alcohol beverages and their regulation. IARD Policy Reviews cover the evidence on the impact of policy measures on drinking patterns and outcomes. They offer an overview of the key...

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Beer Production, Consumption, Imports, and Exports, and Cider Consumption (GlobalData)

November 26, 2018

Data on production, consumption, imports, and exports of beer and on cider consumption are provided by GlobalData (formerly Canadean) from over 170 countries and geographies from 2000 to 2017.

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Physical Availability Restrictions

November 6, 2018

This IARD Policy Review summarizes the evidence on physical availability policies and their impact on consumption and alcohol-related outcomes. IARD Policy Reviews cover the evidence on the impact of policy measures on drinking patterns and outcomes. They offer an overview...

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Drinking and Cardiovascular Disease

November 6, 2018

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) encompasses several distinct conditions involving the heart and blood vessels. Some of the known risk factors for CVD include health-related behaviors, existing health conditions or family history, and genetic traits. This IARD Health Review focuses on the...

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Unrecorded Alcohol in Botswana: Results of a Population Survey

August 31, 2018

In an effort to help describe the unrecorded alcohol market, as well as drinking patterns and preferences among its consumers, IARD has supported population-based surveys in several countries. This report outlines findings of surveys conducted in 2016 in Botswana. (2018)

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Unrecorded Alcohol in the Baltic States: Results of a Population Survey

August 31, 2018

In an effort to help describe the unrecorded alcohol market, as well as drinking patterns and preferences among its consumers, IARD has supported population-based surveys in several countries. This report outlines findings of surveys conducted in 2015 and early 2016...

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Unrecorded Alcohol in India: Results of a Population Survey in Five States

August 31, 2018

In an effort to help describe the unrecorded alcohol market, as well as drinking patterns and preferences among its consumers, IARD has supported population–based surveys in several countries. This report outlines findings of a survey conducted in 2014 in five...

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Alcohol in the Shadow Economy: Unregulated, Untaxed, and Potentially Toxic

August 30, 2018

This report considers the wide-reaching implications of alcohol produced and sold illegally outside of government regulation and brings together recent data on the illicit market, compiled by the global market research firm Euromonitor International.

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