Tax suc­cess

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

The tax on al­copops has sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced the num­ber of highly in­tox­i­cated young peo­ple pre­sent­ing to hos­pi­tal emer­gency de­part­ments and helped curb binge drink­ing, re­search has found. The Univer­sity of NSW re­search has found a sig­nif­i­cant drop in the pre­sen­ta­tions of drunken peo­ple aged from 14-18 af­ter the tax on sug­ary ready-to-drink bev­er­ages was in­tro­duced in 2008. There were 1350 fewer pre­sen­ta­tions for young women and 514 for young men be­tween 1997 and 2011.

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