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Second-hand drinking: Public health’'s response to harm caused to others from alcohol, Public Health Ontario

April 29, 2013

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The majority of research on alcohol-related harms has focused on harms to the drinker. To fully understand the impact of alcohol, it is also necessary to examine the harms to others. Identifying these issues will open up new areas of action for policy-makers and public health practitioners. A ‘harms to others’ approach has been used in other areas such as tobacco, where an emphasis on innocent victims exposed to second-hand smoke helped enhance tobacco-related policy and programming efforts.
A comprehensive examination should systematically include the types, extent, correlates and costs of alcohol-related harms borne by individuals. This information will provide support for a new range of evidence-based policies and programs in Ontario and throughout Canada.
Presenters: Dr. Norman Giesbrecht and Ashley Wettlaufer
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