Category: Alcohol

Prohibition Party – The Oldest Third Party in U.S.

Prohibition Party The Oldest Third Party in U.S. I. Background. The Prohibition Party of the United States began in 1869. Before the Civil War (1861-1865) temperance groups had promoted voluntary abstinence from alcoholic beverages. The  War diverted national attention to more pressing matters. Subsequently, the temperance movement wayned. Moral suasion had proved to be both […]

Dry Counties Have Higher DWI Fatality Rates

POSTED Dry counties have higher DWI or DUI fatality rates than wet counties. That is, alcohol prohibition or dry counties have higher rates of alcohol-related traffic deaths than do wet counties. Here are the results from three states. There are many examples. Here are three. I. Arkansas A study of all counties in Arkansas found […]

Alcohol Taxes on Beer, Wine, & Spirits (Liquor): Federal & State

I. Background: Alcohol Taxes.              Governments collect excise taxes on alcohol beverages. That is, on beer, wine, and distilled spirits (liquor). Both the federal government and state governments impose alcohol taxes. Producers, importers, wholesalers and, sometimes, retailers pay excise alcohol taxes. Of course, they pass these these alcohol taxes on […]

Alcohol on Postage Stamps: Beer, Wine & Spirits

I. Background. Alcohol on postage stamps is a frequent theme. Countries often use postage stamps to promote their products. Of course, a major export of many countries are alcoholic beverages. So it’s natural to see beer, wine and distilled spirits featured on stamps. Spirits drinks incluse rum, vodka, tequila, whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch, etc. For nearly […]

Effects of Alcohol Advertising

I. Background. What are the effects of alcohol advertising? Does alcohol advertising cause people to begin drinkng or to drink more? Could it cause alcohol abuse? These important questions need answers. And we need research evidence instead of opinions or gut feelings. So, alcohol advertising causes young people to begin drinking. It increases alcohol consumption. […]

Effect of Lower Legal BAC on Traffic Crashes

I. Impact of BAC on Traffic Crashes. What’s the effect of BAC on traffic crashes? (BAC = blood alcohol concentration.) Most drivers who have any alcohol in their bodies have a low and legal BAC. As a result, they have few alcohol-related crashes. The chart below shows BAC in relation to risk of crach. Clearly, […]

Alcohol Songs  (Beer, Wine, & Liquor or Spirits in Music)

Alcohol songs can be about alcohol, can be drinking songs, or may include lyrics about drinking. There are over 600 here. They represent many genres. How many of the songs do you recognize? Most alcohol songs have titles beginning with a letter. These are in alphabetical order. However, a few begin with a number. Those […]

How Long Breathalyzers Can Detect Alcohol. Important Information!

Discover how long breathalyzers can detect alcohol. It’s easy to know. I. Calculating Detection Time. Basically, two things determine how long a breathalyzer can detect alcohol. One is person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level. The other is how long ago they drank. (“Breathalyzer” is really a brand name of an alcohol breath detector. Other names […]

Abstaining Designated Drivers Arrested if Under 21

Designated Drivers arrested? Really? You’re a young 20-year-old adult who’s attending a gathering serving as Designated Driver. Designated Drivers agree not to drink alcohol and to drive others home. You’re doing this for your friends who are drinking. Your friends are all 21 or older. (There are some attendees under 21.) Society should commend you […]

How Much Does Alcohol Cost Society? (Discover the Facts)

Does alcohol cost society? The answer is debatable. Alcohol may cost society or it may economically benefit society. And, of course, the costs and profits may cancel each other. However, it’s essential to distinguish between drinking in moderation and abusing alcohol. Failure to do so leads to radically different estimates. That’s because drinking in moderation […]

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