December 12, 2019 | UVic News
Researchers from the University of Victoria’s Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction in Ottawa (the Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms project) are working on a pilot project in the Yukon. Together they are studying changes in consumer drinking patterns and knowledge of health risks after warning labels are affixed to alcohol containers. The results from the pilot were so well received that the project findings became:
[an]… international media story, with articles in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Media outlets in Ireland, a country that was debating cancer warning labels on alcohol containers around the same time, were frequently referencing the Yukon study…
Both Tim Stockwell (UVic’s CISUR director) and Kate Vallance who participated in the study have also published open access articles that are available in the University of Victoria’s institutional repository, UVicSpace. We encourage you to visit UVicSpace to browse and read the important work of both Stockwell and Vallance.