The Current Economic Arguments And Concerns Around Binge Drinking

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Introduction The purpose of the following report is to illustrate the current economic arguments and concerns around binge drinking in Australia. This is then followed by looking at the method of introducing an ‘alcopop’ tax aimed at reducing the amount of binge drinking in Australia. The report will use a large variety of research articles, economic theories and models to report on this issue. The purpose of this economics report is to illustrate the economic concerns and arguments around smoking in Australia and the methods of taxing aimed at reducing the smoking rate. The report will use a variety of research articles, economic theories and models to report on this issue so that the CEO of the Cancer Council of Australia has a thorough understanding. The Issue of Binge Drinking in Today’s Society Research has stated that “young adults aged between18-24, attending University and/or young women are most at risk of being binge drinkers in Australia and 25% of the general population of Australia are at risk of obtaining a drinking problem.” (Davies, O’Hara, Raciti, Reinhard, Sharma, 2012) Today’s society is seeing the risks and issues coming from the alcoholic behaviours of youths in Australia and binge drinking is the biggest problem. Binge drinking can and will lead to rises in health and legal costs because of treatment for preventable crimes, injuries and diseases caused by the negative effects of alcohol consumption. The cheap cost of alcopops in Australia encourages

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