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Booze tax stops people drinking themselves to death

作者:孔畀荨    发布时间:2017-05-01 06:00:03    

A booze tax may be the best way to stop people drinking themselves to death. For the first time, a rise in alcohol tax in a US state has been linked to a reduction in the number of deaths. Cheaper alcohol in Europe has already been linked to an increase in deaths. Now Alexander Wagenaar of the University of Florida College of Medicine and colleagues have looked at the effect of rising prices on deaths from alcohol-related disease in Alaska from 1976 to 2004. There were 23 fewer deaths in 1984 compared to 1983, a 29 per cent decrease,

 

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