Evidence-based Alcohol Consumption Regulation Policy Tools and their Application in Lithuania

Ilona Tamutienė

Abstract


The main aim of this article is to analyze the evidence-based alcohol consumption regulation policies and their application in Lithuania. This article is based on the theoretical framework of evidence-based policy, legal acts and laws, literature, secondary statistical data analysis and qualitative focus group interview. In conclusions, it is stated that the positive changes of effective evidence-based alcohol consumption regulation policy measures can be observed. Most effective are drunk-driving regulations. The increase of alcohol excise duties, limitations on alcohol advertising on television and the forthcoming bans of outdoor advertising can be assessed positively. Despite the time restriction on sales of alcohol at night, the number of alcohol sale points remains very high. Finally, the performance evaluation of educational programs‘ effectiveness as the measures of alcohol regulation remains controversial.

Keywords


evidence-based policy; alcohol consumption regulation tools

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603