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PARIS, FRANCE--The French government [has increased] the tax on alcoholic beverages to help "combat alcoholism."
With a per-capita consumption of 27.5 qts. of alcohol a year, France ranks as the world's leading consumer of alcoholic beverages.
The tax increases will range from 1% on beer and wine to 10% on spirits and aperitifs.-- Wall Street Journal