Alcopops tax fails to cut binge drinking

A hospital admissions study conducted by University of Queensland researchers has found no reduction in alcohol-related harm since tax increases of 70% to pre-mixed drinks.

One third of 15 to 29 year-old people in the emergency department had experienced an alcohol-related harm, and these statistics were then compared to the Queensland Trauma Registry.

Other efforts to reduce binge drinking such as increased policing and holding official drug and alcohol-free events were also ineffective.

Read more at The University of Queensland