Wednesday, April 4, 2012

CDC experts advocate for strong alcohol regulations

This powerful presentation by experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explores the public health impact of excessive alcohol use (binge drinking) and evidence-based strategies to prevent it, with specific attention to the role public policies play in addressing this important public health problem.

Washington State is specifically mentioned during the Q & A session at the end of the presentation.  Experts note that with the passage of I-1183, it is estimated that there will be a 43% increase in per capita consumption of liquor.  The privatization of liquor sales is expected to increase binge drinking and associated harms, such as crime and DUI, in our state.

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