It’s one of the more effective ways of lowering consumption. It’s not the problem drinkers that cause the worst effect though—it’s the casual drinkers that cause the most damage (for example by overestimating themselves and driving). Taxes would still work on most groups, so yes, it definitely counts.
Does this put me in the “Against” category too? I don’t care if people drink alcohol in moderation, but I’m in favour of minimum alcohol pricing laws for Kleimanesque reasons. But minimum pricing is unlikely to reduce most groups’ alcohol consumption by much, as only the cheapest booze would go up in price.
I’d actually put you in “for”, as you’re favouring a suggestion that raises prices and lower consumption. For this I’d say effect is more central than opinion. And no, it wouldn’t lower it much—on average just under 7 percents, but it’d reduce health care costs as well.
Oops, I’d misread the voting question (as a question about being for/against alcohol rather than being for/against limiting alcohol). Good thing I didn’t vote yet!