Alcohol kills how many a year?
Dangerous alcohol use accounted for 3.3 million deaths around the world in 2012, according to a new World Health Organization report on Monday.
Harmful alcohol use not only leads to addiction, but it can put individuals at a higher risk of over 200 disorders like tuberculosis and pneumonia.
“This literally translates into one loss of life every TEN seconds,” Dr. Saxena, head of the WHO’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse department, told journalists in Geneva.
Typically, everyone in the world age 15 and older consumes 6.2 litres of pure liquor a yr, according to the review.
Having said that, less than half the planet’s populace drinks any alcohol, which means individuals who do consume alcohol average about 17 liters of pure alcohol a calendar year.
Men are more likely than women to experience alcohol-related deaths. Though alcohol consumption with women is on the increase.
Plus low-income neighborhoods are at a higher danger for cultural and health problems associated with booze, the report said.
Not Harmless Fun – Alcohol Kills!
The study reveals that 16% of drinkers partake in binge drinking, which is one of the most harmful form of alcohol consumption.
Europe has the greatest alcohol usage per unit of population, though consumption amounts have been steady there for the last five years.
Usage has stayed consistent in Africa and in the Americas, but it seems rising in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific areas, according to WHO.
China is estimated to grow its per capita consumption by 1.5 liters of pure alcohol by 2025.
The World Health Organization states that it wishes to see an unforced worldwide target of a 10% decrease in harmful alcohol consumption use by 2025.
Step Outside the Devious Bubble of Marketing
The alcoholic drinks manufacturers have been given license to create a false universe where drinking poison is considered ‘normal’.
When you propagate the same message millions of times over several generations you can create a mass deception.
We are now in a place where it is the people who choose not to drink the dangerous, addictive drug who are considered unusual or weird.
Make today the day you become one of the lucky people not affected by the statistic.