Alcohol

All PICTs included in this report have national licensing regulations in place to restrict the sale of alcohol (except FSM where this is state jurisdiction, and Tuvalu), and 18 PICTs have legislation in place to control drink driving. However, only six PICTs have regulations governing alcohol advert ... sing. Nineteen PICTs have alcohol taxation mechanisms in place but, in most cases, taxation is based on beverage type, rather than on ethanol content, the recommended mechanism for discouraging consumption of beverages with high ethanol content, thereby reducing alcohol-related harm. Based on findings from this report, there are two key areas where very few PICTs have an established alcohol policy: alcohol taxation based on ethanol content, and regulating alcohol advertising.

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PICT ratings for Pacific NCD Dashboard Alcohol indicators

Summary of findings for Pacific NCD dashboard Alcohol indicators

Not Present

0

0%

12

60%

0

0%

0

0%

Under Development

0

0%

1

5%

1

5%

2

10%

Present

20

100%

7

35%

20

95%

18

90%

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