Tagged: Alcohol Taxation

NEWS: 13 SDGs, 52 Targets Affected By Alcohol

Alcohol adversely impacts 13 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 52 out of the 169 targets that make up the 2030 Agenda. Additionally, alcohol negatively affects all three dimension of sustainable development: the social, environmental and economic dimension are all affected through alcohol’s pervasive public health, social and economic harms.
This shows a newly updated analysis into the links of the 2030 Agenda and alcohol-related harm, made by IOGT International…

NEWS: Alcohol Taxes Curb Violence, Suicide

How do we break this deadly connection? As doctors, we should always ask about alcohol use, violence and access to firearms, simply to raise awareness among our patients. But there is another strategy that would be highly effective: raise alcohol taxes…

NEWS: Uruguay: Drafting Alcohol Regulation

The government in Uruguay is drafting a bill to better regulate alcohol. The alcohol industry is set to be subjected to new retail and marketing restrictions. Uruguay’s President Tabare Vazquez has announced his plans to present a “holistic law” to tackle the nation’s rising alcohol problems…

NEWS: Sierra Leone: Struggles To Tax Alcohol

As President and Parliament agreed the Finance Act 2017, levels of taxation for imported alcohol products are set to decrease. This decrease comes just one year after a hike in alcohol taxation. With the changes, alcohol will become cheaper again, but remain more expansive than before the initial tax reform in 2016…

BLOG: Towards Alcohol Laws In Gulu: Low Hanging Fruit?

Armed with the collection of our community’s stories about the impact of alcohol, we sat outside the office of Gulu’s District Chairperson. We waited amongst a mixed assortment of people: three Ugandan men in fancy suits, an Indian man clutching some business cards, a woman in a frayed skirt and bare feet…

REPORT: Designing Alcohol Taxes: Evidence From The UK Market

This column argues that variation in preferences for different products and in price responsiveness across heavy and light alcohol users provides scope to improve welfare by varying tax rates across alcohol products. The proposed framework is well suited to addressing other sources of external costs, such as obesity…