Monday, February 14, 2011

Alcohol kills 2.5 million people each year

Did you know? Each year the harmful use of alcohol causes 2.5 million deaths worldwide. According to WHO, which now takes the alarm is more than AIDS or tuberculosis.
This accounts for 4% of global deaths, a rate that rises to 9% unfortunately for 15-24 years. Most of these deaths result from trauma, cancer, cardiovascular disease and cirrhosis of the liver.
For WHO, although many countries have realized the serious public health problems caused by harmful use of alcohol and have taken appropriate steps to attempt to remedy this, it is clear that they are insufficient.
It therefore recommends the establishment around the world from a range of measures of proven effectiveness to reduce harm related to alcohol: strong increase in taxation to reduce consumption of alcohol: reduced supply by reducing the number of outlets, increase the limits of legal age to buy alcohol: application of effective measures against drinking and driving.
The Global Strategy implementation and approved by Member States of WHO also recommends: screening and brief interventions in health care settings to modify hazardous drinking patterns and treat disorders related to alcohol: regulation or the prohibiting the sale of alcohol: the organization of information campaigns and education work.
But all that he has not already been done? And you what would you do to try to reduce alcohol consumption around the world?

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