Alcohol Taxes: Resources

Alcohol taxes, which can be enacted at the federal, state, and/or local level, are an evidence-based strategy to reduce excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. Extensive research shows that as the price of alcohol increases, consumption decreases.1 The following is a list of online resources that provide additional information on alcohol taxes, including research and recommendations, statistics on excessive alcohol use, and state alcohol tax revenue information.

Alcohol Tax Policy

CDC’s Alcohol-Related Harms Prevention Status Reports

Community Preventive Services Task Force systematic review and recommendations

Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)

Improving the Measurement of State Alcohol Taxes

Alcohol tax revenue, by state, 1977 to 2013

Interactive Web Tool: Consumer Costs and Job Impacts from State Alcohol Tax Increases

Excessive Drinking Resource Links

Preventing Excessive Alcohol Use: CDC Resources
Includes the following:

  • FAQs
  • Public Health surveillance
  • Fact sheets
  • About CDC’s Alcohol Program
  • Other resources

Alcohol and Public Health: Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) Application
Includes the following data (national and state-specific):

  • Alcohol-attributable deaths
  • Years of potential life lost
  • Alcohol-attributable fractions (proportion of deaths from various causes attributable to alcohol)

Costs of excessive drinking, by state