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posted 02/04/2022
Alcohol use has an outsize impact on public health in New Mexico, where alcohol is involved in one in six deaths among working-age adults.

Theodore Alcorn's Blog

Alcohol use has an outsize impact on public health in New Mexico, where alcohol is involved in... more »
posted 02/04/22

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A review of internal records and interviews with a dozen current and former health department staff show what expertise it possesses has long been muzzled or ignored.
Lawmakers concerned about New Mexico’s worst-in-the-nation rate of alcohol-related deaths are focused on revising how the state taxes alcohol.
A generation ago, the state's legislature set alcohol taxes at a few pennies per drink and hasn’t changed them since.