27. October 2017 - 10:00 till 13:00
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Reducing the sale of alcohol and tobacco to youth | Deakin Downtown | Friday, 27. October 2017

Supply monitoring: evidence-based approaches to reduce the sale of alcohol and tobacco to under-aged youth

Under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, local government in Victoria is required to seek to protect, improve and promote public health and wellbeing. Two of the key priorities in the Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2015-2019 are tobacco-free living and reducing harmful alcohol and drug use.

Every Council that has included tobacco or alcohol in its Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan or Corporate Plan must now decide how it will achieve a reduction in harm, keeping in mind the principles outlined in the Act, including the principles of evidence-based decision-making and the primacy of prevention.

The earlier the age of commencement of the use of alcohol or tobacco, the greater the risk of lifetime harm. The evidence suggests that it is important to reduce the supply of substances to young people. One significant source of the supply to young people is from retailers.

Professor John Toumbourou, Dr Bosco Rowland and Cameron Price will present an overview of evidence-based prevention programs that have been found to significantly reduce the sale of alcohol and tobacco to under-18s from licensed retailers, including recent Victorian case studies.

Register now for this seminar that will provide information on evidence-based programs that can be implemented in your municipality to significantly reduce sales of alcohol and tobacco to under-age youth.
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