The case for setting a minimum price on alcohol

Your booze is probably too cheap.

That’s probably not something most people who enjoy beer, wine, or any other alcoholic beverage think at the store or bar, but it’s a view widely shared by public health and drug policy experts — especially as the effective price has fallen due to market competition, mass production, and policies that have failed to keep up with inflation.

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State: Businesses let RIT students buy alcohol with student IDs

NEW YORK - Rochester Institute of Technology students allegedly used their college-issued identification cards, cards that don't include dates of birth, to purchase alcohol at two adjoining Scottsville Road businesses.

The New York State Liquor Authority on Thursday stopped the businesses — Father Son Wine & Spirits and Joey's Mini Mart — from selling alcohol, effective immediately.

Air tests positive for alcohol after police shut down frat party

BETHESDA, M.D. (WCMH) – Police say that so much alcohol was consumed at a college party that the air inside the building tested positive for alcohol.
Around 70 people attended the party at a Maryland split-level home, WJLA reported. It was advertised on Facebook as “Tequila Tuesday Hoy a las 22:00.”

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'Drunkorexia' on the rise

The holidays are here and that means lots of parties and family gatherings, many that include alcohol. While safe social drinking isn't a problem heavy drinking is on the rise in the United States. 

Binge drinking, once associated with hard partying college students, is now making its way into mainstream America increasing at alarming rates among middle and upper class adults.

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Feds seize $1 million from Hammond liquor store alleged to bootleg to Illinois

HAMMOND — Though bootlegging is most commonly associated with Prohibition, bathtub gin and gangsters like Al Capone, federal prosecutors say it's alive and well in Northwest Indiana.

The federal government has seized $1 million from a Hammond liquor store alleged to have sold booze to Illinois liquor stores so they could dodge the higher state alcohol taxes in the Land of Lincoln.

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