In the U.S., higher cigarette taxes and strict smoke-free policies not only curb smoking but also lower alcohol consumption, a new study shows.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a 10% increase in the price of cigarettes leads to a 1% decrease in per capita alcohol consumption. But states with the highest prices and most restrictive anti-smoking policies, such as New York and Illinois, saw the greatest declines in alcohol consumption

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