Pricing of alcohol in Canada: A comparison of provincial policies and harm-reduction opportunities.

@article{Giesbrecht2016PricingOA,
  title={Pricing of alcohol in Canada: A comparison of provincial policies and harm-reduction opportunities.},
  author={Norman Giesbrecht and Ashley Wettlaufer and Gerald V. Thomas and Tim R Stockwell and Kara KD Thompson and Nicole April and Mark M Asbridge and Samantha N Cukier and Robert E. Mann and Janet McAllister and Andrew Murie and Chris Pauley and Laurie Plamondon and Kate Vallance},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={289-97}
}
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Alcohol pricing is an effective prevention policy. This paper compares the 10 Canadian provinces on three research-based alcohol pricing policies-minimum pricing, pricing by alcohol content and maintaining prices relative to inflation. DESIGN AND METHODS The selection of these three policies was based on systematic reviews and seminal research papers. Provincial data for 2012 were obtained from Statistics Canada and relevant provincial ministries, subsequently sent to… CONTINUE READING
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