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The “alcopops” tax: heading in the right direction

Tanya N Chikritzhs, Paul M Dietze, Steven J Allsop, Michael M Daube, Wayne D Hall and Kypros Kypri
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (6): 294-295.

Evidence shows that cost does affect alcohol consumption, and reducing consumption improves public health

Tanya N Chikritzhs, BA(Hons), PostGradDip(Epi&Biost), PhD, Associate Professor1
Paul M Dietze, BSc(Hons), PhD, Associate Professor2
Steven J Allsop, BSc, PhD, Professor and Director1
Michael M Daube, BA(Hons), HonDSci, Professor of Health Policy3
Wayne D Hall, BSc(ApplPsych), PhD, Professor of Public Health Policy4
Kypros Kypri, BA(Hons), PhD, Brawn Research Fellow5
1 National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.
2 Burnet Institute, Melbourne, VIC.
3 Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.
4 School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
5 School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.
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