Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

USA: Alcohol Tax Supporters Rally At States Capitol

Sonntag 13. Februar 2011 von htm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Several hundred concerned citizens and people with developmental disabilities marched Friday on the state Capitol in support of raising the alcohol tax to help fund services they need.
The dime-a-drink legislation would raise an estimated $215 million. Maryland alcohol taxes are among the lowest in the nation, and the legislation has wide support. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 02/12/11) wbaltv.com, 02/12/11 our Online-Comment: Those critical to a tax rise on alcohol should remember that they are paying a life long without beeing asked the awful amount of alcohol related social costs each year with taxes and insurance premiums. If alcohol taxes could reduce alcohol consumption the total burden of alcohol related harm would decrease too. Therefor higher alcohol taxes are a good investment, especially for moderate consumers.

Kategorie: Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, consumption, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Price, Social Costs, societal effects | Keine Kommentare »

USA: New Campaign: State Control

Donnerstag 13. Januar 2011 von htm

In response to increasing attacks by industry on the rights of states to regulate the sale, distribution, and transportation of alcohol, Marin Institute has launched a new campaign: State Control. This campaign is designed to help protect the authority granted to states by the 21st amendment, guaranteeing their right to use regulation to protect their citizens from the public health dangers presented by an unregulated alcohol industry. Please visit our new State Control campaign page here.

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

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