The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

3217.0: Monday, November 11, 2002 - 2:30 PM

Abstract #43132

Alcohol and tobacco excise taxes: Research, practice, challenges, and promise (SESSION ABSTRACT)

Diana M. Conti, Conti Consulting Group, 309 Via Recodo, Mill Valley, CA 94941, (415) 388-9739,, Glenn Wieringa, MRC, New Mexico Dept. of Health (NMDOH), NMDOH, 605 Letrado, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Thomas P Houston, MD, Director, Science and Community Health Advocacy Programs, American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610, and Sherry Neal-Horsey, Missouri's Youth/Adult Alliance, 1648 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

Session Proposal

This invited session examines three case studies of statewide efforts to pass alcohol excise taxes (in Texas, Missouri,and New Mexico).The scientific basis for increasing alcohol excise taxes and the intended outcomes of such taxes will be presented as applicable to each state. The Texas case study includes research (Jon Hockenyos)on the impact of a proposed alcohol excise tax in Texas. Each case study includes an examination of current efforts and long-term strategies to pass taxes; methods to overcome challenges; and recommendations for future action.

The fourth study assesses the effectiveness of various tobacco excise tax strategies; and recommends future policy implications and strategies. Recommendations for the alcohol field based on experience with tobacco excise taxes will be included.

Order of presentations: Moderator, Diana M. Conti, Principal, Conti Consulting Group

Ellen Ward, Executive Director, Texans Standing Tall (20 minutes)

Sherry Neal-Horsey, Director, Missouri's Youth/Adult Alliance Against Underage Drinking Coalition (20 minutes)

Glenn Wieringa, District IHI Coordinator, New Mexico Department of Public Health (20 minutes)

Thomas Houston, M.D., Co-Director, Smokeless States National Program Office, American Medical Association (20 minutes)

Questions/ discussion (10 minutes)

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Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to

Keywords: Alcohol, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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