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Changes in Alcohol Consumption in Denmark after the Tax Reduction on Spirits
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometrics & Epidemiology. (Nordic Tax Study group)
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD). (Nordic Tax Study group)
Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, University of Aarhus . (Nordic Tax Study group)
2009 (English)In: European Addiction Research, ISSN 1022-6877, E-ISSN 1421-9891, Vol. 15, no 4, 216-223 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Aims: This paper examines changes in alcohol consumption in Denmark between 2003 and 2006 after the excise tax on spirits in Denmark was lowered by 45% on October 1, 2003 and travelers' allowances for the import of alcohol were increased on January 1, 2004. Methods: Cross-sectional and panel data from Denmark from 2003 to 2006 were analyzed. Samples were collected by telephone interviews using random digit dialing. Results: Panel data for Denmark revealed that alcohol consumption remained relatively stable. Similar results were found in the Danish cross-sectional data. It appears that 'substitution' rather than increased importation occurred. Conclusion: We found no evidence to support earlier research stating that decreased prices and increased availability is related to higher alcohol consumption. This could be partly because (1) Denmark has reached a 'saturation' level of consumption over the past 30 years and (2) the survey mode of data collection did not capture specific subpopulations who might have increased their consumption. It may be necessary to examine other indicators of alcohol use or alcohol-related harm in order to fully assess the consequences of such changes in alcohol availability.

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Basel: Karger AG , 2009. Vol. 15, no 4, 216-223 p.
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alcohol consumption, Denmark, tax reduction
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-32164DOI: 10.1159/000239415ISI: 000270778800006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-32164DiVA: diva2:279697
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Effects of major changes in alcohol availability (Nordic Tax Study)
Available from: 2009-12-04 Created: 2009-12-04 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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