Study Finds Alcohol Deaths Drop After Price Increase

Study Finds Alcohol Deaths Drop After Price Increase

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A Canadian study of alcohol price, availability and death, found that when the minimum alcohol price was increased, alcohol-related deaths decreased fairly quickly. A 10% price increase was enough to significantly lower the death rate. This Study was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health, The Raising of Minimum Alcohol Prices in Saskatchewan, Canada: Impacts on Consumption and Implications for Public Health … 

The Study’s most significant finding was that increased minimum alcohol prices were associated with immediate, substantial and significant reductions in wholly alcohol attributable deaths. More specifically, a 10% price increase was followed by a 32% drop in wholly alcohol attributable deaths. In addition, there were also a decrease in partially-related alcohol deaths two to three years after the price increases. Moreover, a 10% increase in the number of liquor stores was followed by a 2% rise in all alcohol related deaths … 

The Study offers this conclusion: 

Minimum pricing is a promising strategy for reducing the public health burden associated with hazardous alcohol consumption. Pricing to reflect percentage alcohol content of drinks can shift consumption toward lower alcohol content beverage types.

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