Alcohol pricing is one of the most significant influences on drinking behavior, of young people and across the population. A large body of research has demonstrated that increases in alcohol prices lead to reduced alcohol consumption and related problems.
The independent, non-federal Community Preventive Services Task Force has reviewed this research literature. A summary of its findings and recommendations may be found at Community Guide - Preventing Excessive Alcohol Consumption: Increasing Alcohol Taxes.
CAMY has helped to produce several reports regarding the social and health effects of changes in state alcohol excise taxes.
New Mexico, 2015
This report describes the likely health and economic effects of an alcohol excise tax increase in New Mexico.
This report assesses the potential effects of increases in the excise taxes on beer, wine and spirits in Texas.
This study reviewed the literature on economic, including employment, effects of alcohol excise tax increases and the implications of that literature for Maryland.
This study provided revenue and health impact estimates for raising Maryland’s alcohol tax to the national average, by a nickel a drink, and by a dime a drink.
Use this interactive web tool to identify consumer costs and job impacts from alcohol tax increases in your state.