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Gac Sanit. 2017 Jan - Feb;31(1):66-68. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2016.07.018. Epub 2016 Oct 18.

Living under the influence: normalisation of alcohol consumption in our cities.

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1
Social and Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Group, School of Medicine, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: francisca.sureda@uah.es.
2
Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain; Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain.
3
Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain; Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain; Departament de Psicobiologia i Metodologia en Ciències de la Salut, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain.
4
Social and Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Group, School of Medicine, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain; Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Abstract

Harmful use of alcohol is one of the world's leading health risks. A positive association between certain characteristics of the urban environment and individual alcohol consumption has been documented in previous research. When developing a tool characterising the urban environment of alcohol in the cities of Barcelona and Madrid we observed that alcohol is ever present in our cities. Urban residents are constantly exposed to a wide variety of alcohol products, marketing and promotion and signs of alcohol consumption. In this field note, we reflect the normalisation of alcohol in urban environments. We highlight the need for further research to better understand attitudes and practices in relation to alcohol consumption. This type of urban studies is necessary to support policy interventions to prevent and control harmful alcohol use.

KEYWORDS:

Alcohol drinking; Cities; Ciudades; Consumo de bebidas alcohólicas; Determinantes sociales de la salud; Entorno urbano; Health policies; Políticas de salud; Social determinants of health; Urban environment

PMID:
27769724
DOI:
10.1016/j.gaceta.2016.07.018
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