Tagged: alcohol tax

Cannabis Cross-price Elasticities - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Feb 19, 2018

It’s been a bit of an open question whether legalised marijuana would lead to more or less alcohol use.  If the two goods are complements, say if people liked drinking while consuming cannabis, then any increase in cannabis use could yield greater alcohol use. If they were substitutes and people smoked instead of drinking, alcohol use could drop. RAND … Read More

That old chestnut again – does any alcohol consumption reduce cardiovascular disease risk? More evidence for “no”. - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Aug 11, 2014

Professor Tony Blakely, Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Professor John Attia (University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Australia) Many observational studies suggest that moderate alcohol consumption reduces cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The so-called J-shaped curve. We summarised the ‘state … Continue reading → … Read More