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AU: Is the “alcopops” tax working?

Dienstag 19. Juli 2011 von htm

Probably yes but there is a bigger picture.
The Australian Government’s decision to raise taxes on ready-to-drink spirit-based beverages (RTDs; “alcopops”) in 2008 caused great controversy. Interest groups have selectively cited evidence to support their points of view.
The alcohol industry cited Victorian data from the Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug Survey (ASSADS) as evidence that the tax had failed, but closer examination of the data suggests that fewer students are drinking, and fewer are drinking at risky or high-risk levels. Excise data from the first full year after the tax came into effect showed a more than 30% reduction in RTD sales and a 1.5% reduction in total pure alcohol sold in Australia. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 07/17/11)

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Dieser Beitrag wurde erstellt am Dienstag 19. Juli 2011 um 19:34 und abgelegt unter Alcohol industry, Alcohol taxes, Alcopops, Allgemein, consumption, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Price, Research, societal effects, Statistics, Youth. Kommentare zu diesen Eintrag im RSS 2.0 Feed. Die Kommentare sind derzeit geschlossen, aber sie können einen Trackback auf Ihrer Seite einrichten.

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