How acceptable do people find different policies for trying to reduce how much we all drink?

drink_less_carousel_image_3The acceptability of different types of intervention can vary, with price interventions often having less public support.

In our study, people found minimum unit pricing less acceptable than reducing the number of retail outlets, which in turn, was seen as less acceptable than restricting advertising.

However, when information about likely effectiveness of intervention was presented it served to increase acceptability so that ultimately most people supported each of the interventions.

Public acceptability of population-level interventions to reduce alcohol consumption: A discrete choice experiment. Pechey, Burge, Mentzakis, Suhrcke & Marteau, 2014.

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