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Subst Abus. 2013;34(4):415-21. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2013.792314.

State-specific liquor excise taxes and retail prices in 8 US states, 2012.

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a Department of Community Health Sciences , Boston University School of Public Health , Boston , Massachusetts , USA.

Abstract

The authors investigated the relationship between state excise taxes and liquor prices in 8 states, using 2012 data for 45 brands. The authors made 6042 price observations among 177 liquor stores with online prices. Using a hierarchical model, the authors examined the relationship between excise taxes and product prices. State excise taxes were significantly related to liquor prices, with an estimated pass-through rate of 0.93. The proportion of price accounted for by excise taxes averaged 7.0%. The authors find that excise taxes do increase the price of alcohol, but states are not taking advantage of this opportunity to reduce alcohol-related morbidity and mortality.

PMID:
24159914
PMCID:
PMC3811037
DOI:
10.1080/08897077.2013.792314
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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