Our Summer Series features a selection of the stories that you found most interesting during the year. When it comes down to it, governments and communities have three levers at their disposal to reduce alcohol harm: controlling the price, availability and marketing of this addictive, toxic product. Drink Tank featured several articles on these issues during the year.
Women are closing the gap on men when it comes to alcohol consumption, so it follows that women have become the latest target for new products, gimmicks and advertising. 2019 was also the year the science about cancer risk finally broke through, leading to tougher national drinking guidelines, including recommending abstinence for pregnant women, and policy progress on introducing mandatory pregnancy warning labels.