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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2007

Alcohol – Excessive Consumption: Increasing Alcohol Taxes

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends increasing the unit price of alcohol by raising taxes to reduce excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. Public health effects are expected to be proportional to the size of the tax increase. Alcohol excise taxes affect the price of alcohol, and are intended to reduce alcohol-related harms, raise revenue, or both.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Injury and Violence Prevention
Substance Abuse
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Alcohol – Excessive Consumption: Increasing Alcohol Taxes. c2007– [cited 2016 Dec 30]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/alcohol-excessive-consumption-increasing-alcohol-taxes