Voters Will Decide Between Paying More for Booze or Dying


This coming Election Day, Bay State voters will decide if alcohol sales should be subject to sales tax. Advocates of the proposed tax are backing up their position with studies linking lower alcohol prices to higher rates of alcohol-related injuries and deaths. A review of said studies concluded: “The higher the taxes on alcohol were, the lower the rates of death, injury, drunk driving, car crashes, other drug use, risky sexual behavior, crime, and violence.” Will the ballots blast hootch in favor of safety? The polls will tell.

Higher Alcohol Taxes Linked To Fewer Deaths[Globe]