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Effective State Alcohol Policies

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Effective State Alcohol Policies

By billupsj

Researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that strengthening state alcohol policies by 10% can reduce the odds of alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths by the same amount.  They examined more than 500,000 crash deaths and then used a scale of 29 possible alcohol policies a state can have, weighted by effectiveness. Alcohol taxes are among the most effective policies in reducing crash deaths, the researchers found.