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HPDP researcher to study the impact of online and delivery alcohol sales on excessive alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic

January 5, 2022

Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS, has received approximately $600,000 in funding to study changes in alcohol consumption and related harms in relation to the wider availability of online and delivery alcoho … Continued


Minors able to buy alcohol on eBay, new study finds

April 25, 2013

EBay.com, the world’s most visited website that sells alcohol, has allowed minors to successfully purchase alcohol on their website, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chap … Continued


Online retailers, shipping companies give minors access to alcohol, study finds

May 7, 2012

Minors can easily purchase alcohol online as a result of poor age verification by Internet alcohol vendors and shipping companies such as FedEx and UPS, according to a new study from University of Nor … Continued


New federal tobacco regulation cites HPDP research

March 31, 2010

The U.S. Senate cited UNC HPDP’s Internet Cigarette Vendors (ICV) study in its unanimous decision to pass the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, which acts to curtail the growing sales of t … Continued


Groundbreaking HPDP research to study online alcohol sales

January 14, 2009

HPDP researchers will be the first to investigate if alcohol can be purchased by minors via the Internet in a new study. Co-investigators Rebecca Williams and Kurt Ribisl have studied online cigarette … Continued