Alcohol Research and Social Policy
Gordis, Enoch, Alcohol Health & Research World
Science can facilitate the task of choosing among complex social policies, although it rarely serves as the only basis for policy development. Science's role in policy formation can be decisive when public support already exists, as with the passage of the Federal Uniform Drinking Age Act. Science can assess a policy after it has been implemented, as in the scientific evaluation of the health warning labels on alcoholic beverage containers. In addition, science can investigate the short- and long-term benefits and risks of areas where the development of policies is likely. An example is the current scientific examination of the tradeoffs involved in moderate alcohol consumption. KEY …
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Publication information: Article title: Alcohol Research and Social Policy. Contributors: Gordis, Enoch - Author. Journal title: Alcohol Health & Research World. Volume: 20. Issue: 4 Publication date: January 1, 1996. Page number: 208+. © 1989 U.S. Government Printing Office. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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