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Research by Dr. Matthew Rossheim is Cited in New Canadian Legislation on Flavored Alcoholic Beverages

May 29, 2019

Two publications by Dr. Matthew Rossheim were cited in today’s Canada Gazette, the official newspaper of the Canadian Government, in their order that created a new classification for flavored alcoholic beverages and limited the alcohol content of these products to 1.5 standard alcoholic drinks throughout Canada. Rossheim is an assistant professor in the CHHS Department of Global and Community Health.

The studies cited include:

Rossheim, M.E., Thombs, D.L., & Treffers, R.D. (2018). High-alcohol-content flavored alcoholic beverages (supersized alcopops) should be reclassified to reduce public health hazard. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 44(4), 413-417. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2018.1460375

Rossheim, M.E., & Thombs, D.L. (2018). Estimated Blood Alcohol Concentrations Achieved by Consuming Supersized Alcopops. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 44(3), 317-320. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2017.1334210