Going after 'alcopop' | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Going after 'alcopop'

Posted By on Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 6:01 AM

A task force on substance abuse heard a recommendation yesterday that the tax on "alcopop," sweet alcoholic beverages with alcohol contents low enough for sale in grocery and convenience stores, be increased. There was also a recommendation that the drinks, popular with younger drinkers, be moved to liquor stores. Alcohol abuse among younger people is an issue. Taxes, age limits and other rules are not effective antidotes, history proves.

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