Maryland, USA: Big Alcohol Opposes One-Cent Alcohol Tax Increase

Posted January 15 2021 Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, Alcohol Policy, Alcohol Taxation, Alcohol Use Disorder, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Evidence, Health Equity, Health Inequality, Healthcare, Mental Health, News, Public Health, Treatment

A tiny alcohol tax increase is part of a larger effort to boost healthcare in under-served communities in the state of Maryland. The proposed one-cent increase in the state’s alcohol tax would generate much needed funds for programs to provide health coverage, substance use disorder treatment and mental health services.
But Big Alcohol won’t have any of it.

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