Monday, July 06, 2009

Alcohol and the drinking of it

An item on the BBC focused on a recent report on deaths and disability caused by alcohol:
"For 2004, the latest year for which comparable data are available on a global level, 3.8% of all global deaths (around 1 in 25) were attributable to alcohol."
And the problem is getting worse. According to an expert:
"We need an international framework convention for alcohol control, similar to that on tobacco, as soon as possible...".
Guyana needs to get serious about this... the recent introduction of new laws to control drinking and driving are a real step forward.

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