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Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655786

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001

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Impact of alcohol on poverty and the need for appropriate policy

Impact of alcohol on poverty and the need for appropriate policy

(p.354) Chapter 43 Impact of alcohol on poverty and the need for appropriate policy

Aneel Karnani

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of how alcohol exacerbates poverty. It then describes how multinational alcohol companies are increasingly targeting low-and middle-income countries with large populations, such as India, China, Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, and Uganda, to achieve their growth objectives. It also considers the regulation of the alcohol industry. Finally, it presents a case study of the alcohol industry in Malawi. It is argued that the alcohol industry should be regulated to reduce demand and control supply. Policies to reduce demand include counselling and support for people with alcohol dependency problems and public education campaigns to raise awareness. Restrictions on marketing and advertising of alcohol reduce demand.

Keywords:   alcohol consumption, alcohol use, poor, alcohol industry, Malawi

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