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Cigarette Taxes Deter Heavy Drinking, Study Suggests

(8/14/2013)

Cigarette Taxes Deter Heavy Drinking, Study Suggests
HealthDay News
August 9, 2013

Higher cigarette taxes help reduce drinking among certain groups of people, U.S. researchers say.  To assess the impact that increases in cigarette taxes between 2001-02 and 2004-05 had on drinking behavior, researchers analyzed data from more than 21,000 drinkers who took part in a survey from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  The cigarette tax increases were associated with modest to moderate reductions in drinking among "vulnerable groups," according to the study, which was published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

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Keywords: cigarette, taxes, deter, heavy, drinking, study



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