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The World Health Organization (WHO) released SAFER, a new initiative and technical package that can help governments reduce the harmful use of alcohol and related health, social and economic consequences.

SAFER provides five high-impact strategic actions that are prioritized for implementation to promote health and development:

  • Strengthen restrictions on alcohol availability.
  • Advance and enforce drink-driving counter measures.
  • Facilitate access to screening and brief interventions and treatment.
  • Enforce bans or comprehensive restrictions on alcohol advertising, sponsorship and promotion.
  • Raise prices on alcohol through excise taxes and pricing policies.

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