Pouring over Public Opinion: Alcohol Policies in the UK (2023)
This Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) report analyses recent public opinion polling data, carried out by YouGov Ltd. on behalf of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). It shares insights into how the public currently view action on alcohol, and what public support there is for policies to tackle alcohol harm. It also sets out our […]
‘It’s everywhere’ – alcohol’s public face and private harm (2020)
This report presents the findings of the Commission on Alcohol Harm, which was established in 2020 to examine the current evidence on alcohol harm and the changes needed to reduce this harm. The commission heard testimonies from several people with lived experience and examined over 140 submissions of written evidence. The report concluded that a […]
The distribution and consumption of counterfeit alcohol: Getting to grips with fake booze (2020)
This report seeks to provide a greater understanding of the social factors that influence counterfeit alcohol distribution and consumption and develop a detailed understanding of the distribution mechanisms of counterfeit alcohol.
Effective age-gating for online alcohol sales (2020)
The source of this research is a background of uncertainty – across various stakeholder groups – regarding the ease with which those under 18 years old in the UK can currently obtain alcohol by purchasing it online and, conversely, the appropriateness of online ‘age-gating’ (AG) or ‘age-verification’ (AV) processes to prevent this.
Rapid literature review on the impact of health messaging and product information on packaging of alcohol and other unhealthy commodities (2020)
Rapid literature review funded by AFS on the impact of the provision of health and product information on consumer knowledge and behaviour on product labels. Authors Elena D Dimova (Glasgow Caledonian University) and Danielle Mitchell (University of Stirling).
A rapid narrative review of literature on gendered alcohol marketing and its effects (2019)
This report presents findings of a rapid narrative literature review exploring the gendered nature of alcohol marketing and its effects, focussing specifically on the ways in which women are both targeted and represented, and the implications for drinking practices and gender equity.
FYFA – SHAAP/Eurocare report on Focus on Youth Football and Alcohol (2018)
This report presents findings from Work Package 4 of the FYFA project – a review of international policies and practices related to young people, alcohol, marketing and sport at an international level, including evidence gathering about effective practice in reducing harms.
Awareness of alcohol as a risk factor for cancer is associated with public support for alcohol policies (2018)
A cross-sectional survey of 2100 adult residents in England was conducted in which respondents answered questions regarding awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer and support for 21 policy proposals.
Alcohol and Cancer Trends: intervention scenarios’ (2016)
This report aims to estimate future levels of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm in England in scenarios where no action is taken to introduce alcohol pricing policies and where we enact hypothetical policies which reduce consumption today. It also seeks to estimate future levels of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm in England if we introduce […]