臺大公衛學院為加強宣導本院教師之學術成果，進而提升本院國際能見度，由張書森老師撰寫以下列文章投稿至ASPPH Friday Letter.
Changes in alcoholic beverage preference and consumption in Taiwan following accession to the World Trade Organization.
該文目前已刊登於 ASPPH Friday Letter, May 28, 2021
Taiwan: Alcohol Beverage Preference and Consumption Changed After World Trade Organization Accession
Background and Aims
Given the growing concerns that international trade agreements may increase the supply of health-harming commodities, including alcohol, this study aimed to investigate the changes in alcoholic beverage preference and consumption after Taiwan's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
After Taiwan became a member of the World Trade Organization and abolished its alcohol monopoly in 2002, the pattern of alcoholic beverage preference changed markedly, including a decrease in drinkers who preferred rice spirits and Asian wine (53% and 89% decrease, respectively) and an increase in drinkers who preferred fruit wine and Asian spirits (2.9-fold and 1.6-fold increase, respectively).