Tag: Alcohol Taxes

Alcohol Taxes on Beer, Wine, & Spirits: Federal & State.

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. Also, local governments do so as well. Alcohol taxes at the federal, state, and local levels adds greatly to the retail price of alcohol. Especially for distilled spirits. In fact, …

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Alcohol Prices and Binge Drinking: Connected?

Are alcohol prices and binge drinking linked? Could raising the price of alcohol reduce binge drinking? Heavy episodic drinking is often called binge drinking. It is a serious health risk. Especially among young people. How can binge drinking be reduced? Proposals A variety of approaches are promoted. More law enforcement. Higher alcohol prices. More alcohol …

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