Higher Alcohol Taxes May Lead to Fewer Drunk-Driving Deaths: Study

April 6, 2015 1:00 PM

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MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher alcohol taxes in Illinois are associated with a decrease in alcohol-related car crash deaths, a new study finds.

"Similar alcohol tax increases implemented across the country could prevent thousands of deaths from car crashes each year," Alexander Wagenaar, a professor in the department of health outcomes and policy at the University of Florida in Gainesville, said in a university news release.

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