In the piece entitled ‘Alcohol in Brazil: recent public health aspects’ in our issue of April 2004 (Addiction,99: 524) it states ‘For instance, the forecast by Euromonitor is that alcohol volume sales were expected to grow by 9% in 2003, particularly with the contribution of young Brazilians taken into account.’
According to Euromonitor, the source quoted in the article, the growth forecast for volume sales of alcoholic beverages in Brazil in 2003 was estimated at 1.6% and not 9%. Euromonitor have pointed out that, when compiling year-end figures, the growth of the alcoholic beverage market was in fact 1.1%. The 9% growth forecast quoted refers to an estimate of growth in beer volume sales for the five-year period, 2003–08, and not to alcohol beverages overall. The growth forecast for the alcoholic drinks market for the same period (2003–08) is 8.15%, according to Euromonitor.
We are happy to put right this error of fact.
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
UK National Drug Treatment Conference. Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London. 21–22 February 2005. Contact: http://www.exchangesupplies.org/conferences/conferences.html
Society for Research into Nicotine and Tobacco. Combined US/European meeting. 20–23 March 2005. Prague, Czech Republic. Contact: http://www.srnt.org
Widening the Agenda. 16th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug-Related Harm. 20–24 March 2005, Belfast, UK. Co-sponsored by the IHRA and DHSSPS (Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for Northern Ireland). Contact the conference organisers at Tel. + 44 (0)28 97 561993; E-mail: email@example.com or visit http://www.ihra.net
Turning Point: Challenges and opportunities in tobacco control in the next decade. US National Conference on Tobacco or Health. 4–6 May 2005, Chicago, IL. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.tobaccocontrolconference.org/2005
Drug Addiction Treatment and Prevention in an United Europe: diversity and equality. 10th European Conference on Rehabilitation and Drug Policy. 10–14 May 2005, Creta Maris Hotel, Heraklion, Crete. Organised by KETHEA (Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals) and EFTC (European Federation of Therapeutic Communities). Contact: http://www.kethea.gr and http://www.eftc-europe.com
First Annual UK National Smoking Cessation Conference. 9–10 June 2005. Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London. Contact: http:/http://www.uknscc.org
College of Problems on Drug Dependence. Annual meeting. 18–23 June 2005, Wyndham Palace, Orlando, FL. Contact: http://www.cpdd.vcu.edu/admin/meeting.html
28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism. 25–30 June 2005. Santa Barbara, CA. Contact: Debby Sharp at email@example.com
5th International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication. 15–17 September 2005, Fairmount Hotel, Chicago, IL, USA. Organised by JAMA and the BMJ. A forum for presentation of new research on peer review and scientific publication. Contact: Annette Flanagin, JAMA, 515 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610 USA. Tel. + 1312 4642432; Fax: + 1312 4645824; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; OR Jane Smith, BMJ Publishing Group, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, UK. Tel. + 44 (0)20,73836009; Fax: + 44 (0)20,73836418; E-mail: email@example.com. website: http://www.jama-peer.org
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: the art of an integrative science. XXXV annual congress of the EABCT (Greek Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies). 21–24 September 2005, Thessaloniki, Greece. Contact Conference Organisers, 75 Egnatias Street, GR-546 35, Thessaloniki, Greece. Tel. +30 2310256 194/5; Fax: +30 2310256 196; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.triaenatours.gr
Evidence Based Policy and Practice. 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. 5–9 November 2005, New Orleans, LA. Contact: http://www.apha.org/meetings/future_past.htm
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