BY ROBERT PREIDT, HealthDay Reporter

(HEALTHDAY)

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Alcohol taxes do little to reduce the burden on American taxpayers for the harmful impacts of heavy drinking, a new study finds.

The cost of harm caused by excessive drinking in the United States is just over $2 per drink, with about 80 cents of that shouldered by government. But state and federal alcohol taxes bring in an average of about 21 cents per drink.

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