State Alcohol Taxes and Health:
A Citizen's Action Guide

CHAPTER 5

INTRODUCTION

Despite the powerful arguments for increasing alcohol taxes, the alcoholic-beverage industry has been successful in thwarting most attempts to restore reasonable alcohol tax rates. Here are some of the arguments you are likely to hear from industry. We've suggested a few points to help you respond. Make sure they are relevant to your state before using them. You may have to analyze state data to find out.

CSPI 1996

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