There is increasingly widespread acceptance of a protective effect of alcohol against coronary heart disease and a consequent delay of mortality among the elderly.
This information has been widely disseminated in the popular media and by industry related sectors.
The policy arguments based on the epidemiological data are that moderate alcohol use is beneficial, therefore policy should not impact on moderate drinkers, only on heavy drinkers.
This fits well with the arguments of those opposed to population public health measures such as taxation, controls on availability, and enforcement of drink-driving laws like random breath testing.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Perception sociale, Attitude, Opinion publique, Politique sanitaire, Prévention, Facteur risque, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Social perception, Attitude, Public opinion, Health policy, Prevention, Risk factor, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0383663
Code Inist : 002B18H05. Création : 199406.