Research – Enforcement Evaluation

Analysis of New Hampshire Enforcement Campaign

MMWR. June 4, 2004 / 53(21); 452-454
The June 10, 2004 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) contains an analysis of a Concord, New Hampshire, enforcement campaign. The program has three components: quarterly compliance checks from 2002 to 2004, increased penalties for noncompliance, and media coverage of the enforcement campaign. The campaign resulted in a 64 percent reduction in retail alcohol sales to underage youths and was associated with declines in alcohol use and binge drinking among Concord high school students.