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Why does society accept a higher risk for alcohol than for other voluntary or involuntary risks?

BMC Medicine201412:189

Received: 19 August 2014

Accepted: 18 September 2014

Published: 21 October 2014

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
19 Aug 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
1 Sep 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Wenbin Liang
9 Sep 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tim Stockwell
10 Sep 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - ian Gilmore
18 Sep 2014 Author responded Author comments - Juergen Rehm
Resubmission - Version 2
18 Sep 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 2
18 Sep 2014 Editorially accepted
21 Oct 2014 Article published 10.1186/s12916-014-0189-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Addiction Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität Dresden
Chemisches und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt Karlsruhe
Centre for Alcohol Policy Research
Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, University of Melbourne
Centre for Social Research on Alcohol & Drugs, Stockholm University