High-Density of Alcohol Outlets and Advertising Affect Youth Drinking

Alcohol use among Tanzanian youth is rising and the high density of alcohol selling outlets and alcohol advertisements coupled with low enforcement of minimum drinking age laws are likely facilitating this uptick, according to a study by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. The volume of alcohol advertising that youth encounter in Tanzania is increasing as competition among global and local alcohol producers intensifies.
Results of a new study that sought to map the influence of the alcohol environment on adolescent drinking in Tanzania are published in the journal Health and Place.