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  • (Scientists Claim) ... Alcohol Tax Hike in US 'Lowers Gonorrhea Rates'

    12/10/2015 12:38:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th December, 2015 | Amy Hopkins
    Alcohol Tax Hike in US 'Lowers Gonorrhea Rates' Tax hikes could help prevent sexually transmitted infections, scientists have claimed, after cases of gonorrhea fell 24% in Maryland since the introduction of alcohol price increases. According research by the University of Florida, since tax increases on alcohol largely decrease consumption, and less excessive drinking reduces 'risky' sexual behaviour, STI rates can be positively impacted by the measure. Researchers claim that in the 18 months after Maryland increased its alcohol taxes from 6% to 9%, there were 2,400 fewer statewide cases of gonorrhea. The team used data from the National Notifiable Disease...