Alcohol Taxes Have Clear Effect On Drinking

Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 21:28 in Health & Medicine

With many local and national governments currently debating proposals to raise alcohol taxes, a timely new study finds that the more alcoholic beverages cost, the less likely people are to drink. And when they do drink, they drink less. After analyzing 112 studies spanning nearly four decades, researchers documented a concrete association between the amount of alcohol people drink and its cost.

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