Special Issue "Economics of Prevention of Alcohol and Tobacco Related Harms"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)
Dr. Johan Jarl (Website)
Division of Health Economics, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö Lund University, Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Interests: health economics; economics of health behaviour; economics of alcohol consumption; economic evaluation
Alcohol and tobacco are among the leading causes for global ill health, both in terms of morbidity and mortality. Tobacco and alcohol consumption do not only cause harm to the consumer itself, but it is often extended to others around the consumer and to society itself. This is perhaps most pronounced in the case of alcohol consumption with major negative outcomes due to crime.
Being life style factors, the burden caused by alcohol and tobacco are fully avoidable over time. However, it is generally not considered feasible to abolish consumption altogether. Given a situation with continued consumption the question then becomes, at least for a foreseeable future; what can we do to reduce the negative consequences?
There are a multitude of interventions and policy responses to this question, some with a focus of reducing overall consumption and others with a focus on mitigating harm. However, in order to use available resources wisely and to be able to prioritise between potential interventions, detailed information is needed on both the outcomes and the costs, and the relation between the two. This is the focus of the current Special Issue on the Economics of Prevention of Alcohol and Tobacco Related Harms; developing knowledge on the economic consequences of prevention, on both the cost and the benefit side, in order to reduce societal as well as individual burden caused by these substances.
Empirical, theoretical and review papers are equally welcome, on any topic relevant to Economics of Prevention of Alcohol and Tobacco Related Harms. Submissions on prevention of harm-to-others are especially encouraged as well as studies focusing on under researched areas.
Dr. Johan Jarl
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- alcohol consumption
- tobacco consumption
- avoidable cost
- economic evaluation