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IARD’s work is informed by scientific evidence on alcohol and health, including alcohol policy. By bringing together data and research on drinking patterns, alcohol in society, and regulations at a national level, IARD examines practices around policies and interventions that reduce harmful drinking. IARD’s tools and resources are intended to support stakeholders in formulating approaches that can be adapted to local needs and contexts.

The resources on this website are not intended as health advice to individuals about their drinking. People with specific questions about their drinking are encouraged to consult a healthcare professional. Together, they can determine what is best for that individual, based on individual risk factors, including family history, genetics, and lifestyle. For some people, the better choice may be to not drink at all. 

Our health and policy resources are not intended to be exhaustive representations of all scientific research on a given subject and, as research is constantly evolving, they might not include the most recent findings. All IARD materials include a date of content review and they should be read in their entirety and not misrepresented or taken out of context. 

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Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements

January 5, 2019

This table details alcohol beverage labeling requirements in all countries for which IARD has been able to verify the information with the respective national authorities or through publicly accessible documents. Details on the requirements for health warnings to be included ...

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Marketing of Alcohol Beverages

December 5, 2018

This IARD Policy Review summarizes the evidence on marketing communications for alcohol beverages and their regulation.Last reviewed July 2018IARD Policy Reviews offer a referenced overview of recent peer-reviewed, published research on the impact of policy measures on drinking patterns and ...

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Physical Availability Restrictions

November 6, 2018

This IARD Policy Review summarizes the evidence on physical availability policies and their impact on consumption and alcohol-related outcomes.Last reviewed October 2018IARD Policy Reviews offer a referenced overview of recent peer-reviewed, published research on the impact of policy measures on ...

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Drinking and Cardiovascular Disease

November 6, 2018

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) encompasses several distinct conditions involving the heart and blood vessels. Some of the known risk factors for CVD include health-related behaviors, existing health conditions or family history, and genetic traits. This IARD Health Review focuses on the ...

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Unrecorded Alcohol in Botswana: Results of a Population Survey

August 31, 2018

In an effort to help describe the unrecorded alcohol market, as well as drinking patterns and preferences among its consumers, IARD has supported population-based surveys in several countries. This report outlines findings of surveys conducted in 2016 in Botswana. (2018)

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Unrecorded Alcohol in the Baltic States: Results of a Population Survey

August 31, 2018

In an effort to help describe the unrecorded alcohol market, as well as drinking patterns and preferences among its consumers, IARD has supported population-based surveys in several countries. This report outlines findings of surveys conducted in 2015 and early 2016 ...

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Unrecorded Alcohol in India: Results of a Population Survey in Five States

August 31, 2018

In an effort to help describe the unrecorded alcohol market, as well as drinking patterns and preferences among its consumers, IARD has supported population based surveys in several countries. This report outlines findings of a survey conducted in 2014 in ...

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Alcohol in the Shadow Economy: Unregulated, Untaxed, and Potentially Toxic

August 30, 2018

This report considers the wide-reaching implications of alcohol produced and sold illegally outside of government regulation and brings together recent data on the illicit market, compiled by the global market research firm Euromonitor International.

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Partnering for Progress

August 30, 2018

This report highlights some examples of the ways IARD members are collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders including regional, national and local governments, civil society and others in the private sector to share best practice, learn from others, innovate ...

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Taxation of Beverage Alcohol

April 30, 2018

This IARD Policy Review summarizes the evidence on excise taxation of alcohol beverages.Last Reviewed April 2018IARD Policy Reviews offer a referenced overview of recent peer-reviewed, published research on the impact of policy measures on drinking patterns and outcomes. They are ...

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