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Booze Tax Triggers Fears Of More Abuse, Drunken Driving
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31 Dec 2017 05:12 PM EST

People hoisting a beer mug or tipping a champagne glass to ring in the New Year have an extra reason to celebrate. The United States Congress just slashed taxes on alcohol for the first time in decades. However, public-health advocates fear the effects of the Republican tax law will be dire, and include more drunken driving, underage drinking and other alcohol-related programs. They say Congress’s decision to cut alcohol taxes by 16 percent also contrasts with lawmakers’ treatment of cigarettes, which has seen its levies climb nearly 15 hundred percent since 1970.

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