More than 266,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. Alcohol likely contributes to 15 percent of those cases, meaning nearly 40,000 breast cancers a year are entirely preventable. That’s why any evidence-based public health measure that reduces overall alcohol consumption nationally is likely to make a dent in a disease that’s estimated to cost the country about $20 billion annually by the year 2020. Experts know what these measures are: higher taxes on alcohol, limits on sales availability like earlier bar closing times or a ban on Sunday sales of liquor, and better enforcement of underage drinking laws. Read more here.