Help save lives among the most vulnerable ones
CAPS advocates for a more effective and public health centered alcohol taxation to prevent death and harm, improve health and foster social and economic development.
Alcohol causes 108 million DALYs (4.3% of the Global Disease Burden) a year and 2.8 million deaths. The World Health Organization has identified alcohol taxation as one of the best-buys to reduce alcohol related harm. Alcohol taxation saves lives of the most vulnerable ones - people with low economic background, people with alcohol use disorder, young people. Our preliminary cost-effectiveness analysis also suggests our intervention has the potential to be highly cost-effective with approximately $ 120 per DALY averted.
Although the magnitude of this problem and its solution is known, many countries do not have an updated taxation systems for alcohol in place. This is what CAPS aims to change.
Through our advocacy work we aim to facilitate an introduction of public health oriented alcohol taxation that would reduce total alcohol consumption and with it alcohol related harm.
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