Australia, Alcohol Action Station | 23 January 2020

New research has found that decreasing the availability of take away alcohol can decrease per capita consumption. The systematic review of policies related to days and hours of sale and outlet density of take away alcohol was led by Dr Adam Sherk from the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia in Canada.

The research team also looked into the effect of additional days of sale on per capita consumption. With each additional day of sale, total alcohol consumption was found to increase by 3.4%, while wine and spirits consumption increased by 2.6% and beer by 5.3%.

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