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This volume contains, in concise form, the proceedings of a seminar Alcohol related problems in the European Community, held from 1 to 3 March 1983 in Luxembourg. To begin with, it summarizes a study undertaken for the Commission and finalized in the publication Alcohol problems and alcohol control in Europe by Dr. Phil Davies and Dr. Dermot Walsh. The main themes of this publication were to gather basic data and information on alcohol control policies and prevention measures, along with patterns of alcohol consumption and alcohol problems in 16 countries and to develop, examine and assess a public health perspective on alcohol problems. The present publication then deals with aggregate data in alcohol research and anomalies in existing data. It also describes the role qualitative and disaggregate data play in alcohol research. Alcohol education programmes as part of health education strategies are discussed. The problems of alcohol consumption in France, its health and social consequences and the economic and political framework of the problem are explained against their historical and cultural background. The problems of alcoholism in Italy are presented from the perspectives of fiscal policy, tax, legalization and social policy. Suggestions are made for new approaches to evaluate the effects of policy initiatives on specific alcohol problems within the framework of the economics of alcohol consumption and alcohol problems.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9625 EN (1984) FS, 131 P. BFR 450, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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