Price

Alcohol taxes and mark-ups in control states, are a way for governments to raise money to offset the societal cost and harm of alcohol use and are generally well-supported by the public. Minimum unit pricing and setting the price floor in control states has also been found to be an effective public health intervention when applied along with taxes, but this policy has not been tried in the U.S. Such strategies are found to increase alcohol prices, lower consumption and reduce alcohol-related harms such as drinking and driving, crime, violence and premature deaths.

  1. Spirits Purchasing and Marijuana Use Behaviors of Risky Drinkers in the State of Washington from 2014 to 2016
    Kerr WC, Ye Y, Greenfield TK. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 198, 7-12.
    Date: 2019
  2. Erosion of State Alcohol Excise Taxes in the United States
    Naimi TS, Blanchette JG, Xuan Z, Chaloupka FJ. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 79(1), 43-48.
    Date: 2018
  3. Impact of Alcohol Tax Increase on Maryland College Students' Alcohol-Related Outcomes
    Smart MJ, Yearwood SS, Hwang S, Thorpe Jr RJ, Furr-Holden CD. Substance Use & Misuse. 53(6), 1-6.
    Date: 2018
  4. A Rapid Evidence Review of the Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Alcohol Control Policies: An English Perspective
    Burton R, Henn C, Lavoie D, O'Connor R, Perkins C, Sweeney K, Belloni A. The Lancet. 389(10078), 1558-1580.
    Date: 2017
  5. Designing Alcohol Taxes: Evidence from the UK Market
    Griffith R, O'Connell M, Smith K. Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS Working Paper W17/28). .
    Date: 2017
  6. Distance Travelled to Purchase Alcohol and the Mediating Effect of Price
    Hobday M, Lensvelt E, Gordon E, Liang W, Meuleners L, Chikritzhs T. Public Health. 144, 48-56.
    Date: 2017
  7. The Effect of Excise Tax Increases on Cigarette Prices in South Africa
    Linegar DJ, van Walbeek C. Tobacco Control. 27(1).
    Date: 2017
  8. Review of State Laws Restricting Local Authority to Impose Alcohol Taxes in the United States
    Mosher JF, Adler SS, Pamukcu AM, Treffers RD. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 78(2), 241-248.
    Date: 2017
  9. Increasing Alcohol Taxes: Analysis of Case Studies from Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts
    Ramirez RL, Jernigan DH. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 78(5), 763-769.
    Date: 2017
  10. Employment Impacts of Alcohol Taxes
    Wada R, Chaloupka FJ, Powell LM, Jernigan DH. Preventive Medicine. 105, S50-S55.
    Date: 2017
  11. Alcohol Consumption by Youth: Peers, Parents, or Prices?
    Ajilore O, Amialchuk A, Egan K. Economics & Human Biology. 23, 76-83.
    Date: 2016
  12. Alcohol Consumption by Youth: Peers, Parents, Or Prices?
    Ajilore O, Amialchuk A, Egan K. Economics & Human Biology. 23, 76-83.
    Date: 2016
  13. The Association Between Taxation Increases and Changes in Alcohol Consumption and Traffic Fatalities in Thailand
    Bundit S, Shield KD, Cohen JE, Schwartz R, Rehm J. Journal of Public Health. 38(4), e480-e488.
    Date: 2016
  14. The Idea of Freedom in the Policy Debate on the Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol
    Dobson L, Hawkins B. Journal of Social Philosophy. 47(1), 41-54.
    Date: 2016
  15. Impact of Maryland’s 2011 Alcohol Sales Tax Increase on Alcoholic Beverage Sales
    Esser MB, Waters H, Smart M, Jernigan DH. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 42(4), 404-411.
    Date: 2016
  16. Impact of Maryland’s 2011 Alcohol Sales Tax Increase on Alcoholic Beverage Sales
    Esser MB, Waters H, Smart M, Jernigan DH. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 42(4), 404-411.
    Date: 2016
  17. Changing Trends in US Alcohol Demand
    Fleissig AR. Atlantic Economic Journal. 44(3), 263-276.
    Date: 2016
  18. Changing Trends in US Alcohol Demand
    Fleissig AR. Atlantic Economic Journal. 44(3), 263-276.
    Date: 2016
  19. Do Alcohol Pricing and Availability Policies Have Differential Effects on Sub-Populations? A Commentary
    Giesbrecht N, Wettlaufer A, Cukier S, Geddie G, Gonçalves A-H, Reisdorfer E. The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research. 5(3), 89-99.
    Date: 2016
  20. Pricing of Alcohol in Canada: A Comparison of Provincial Policies and Harm‐Reduction Opportunities
    Giesbrecht N, Wettlaufer A, Thomas G, Stockwell T, Thompson K, April N, McAllister J. Drug and Alcohol Review. 35(3), 289-297.
    Date: 2016
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