This workstream examines the political, social and ethical barriers to more effective tobacco and alcohol policy and how these can be overcome.
This area is led by Professor Richard Ashcroft and colleagues at Queen Mary University, London.
A selection of the work is shown below.
Developing normative ethical theory to examine tobacco and alcohol issues
Exploring the civil liberties debate around alcohol and tobacco consumption
Examining the role of fairness in evaluating individual interventions, differential social risk and cultural practices
Exploring the ethics, barriers, and cost-effectiveness of voluntary and legislative interventions
Using data from the International Alcohol Control Policy Study to measure the impacts of key national level alcohol control policies, with regard to availability, pricing, supply and marketing
Identifying new policy priorities and generate route maps for change.