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Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth


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Alcohol pricing is one of the most significant influences on drinking behavior, of young people and across the population. A large body of research has demonstrated that increases in alcohol prices lead to reduced alcohol consumption and related problems.

The independent, non-federal Community Preventive Services Task Force has reviewed this research literature. A summary of its findings and recommendations may be found at Community Guide - Preventing Excessive Alcohol Consumption: Increasing Alcohol Taxes.

CAMY has helped to produce several reports regarding the social and health effects of changes in state alcohol excise taxes.

Use this interactive web tool to identify consumer costs and job impacts from alcohol tax increases in your state.