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Alcohol Kills Faster than AIDS

Alcohol Kills Faster than AIDS

In a new report on Friday, the has disclosed that may be a faster killer compared to , ,  and combined.

According to the apex health organisation, alcohol accounts for the of three million people each year of which three out of four are men.

Previous reports from international and local reports have blamed many road accidents on the consumption of alcohol. More so, deaths from violence have had traces of alcohol usage written over it.

The W.H.O report included the health implications of excess alcohol consumption ranging from liver conditions to cancer.

“In many parts of the world, drinking alcoholic beverages is a common feature of social gatherings. Nevertheless, the consumption of alcohol carries a risk of adverse health and social consequences related to its intoxicating, toxic and dependence-producing properties.

In addition to the chronic diseases that may develop in those who drink large amounts of alcohol over a number of years, alcohol use is also associated with an increased risk of acute health conditions, such as injuries, including from traffic accidents”, WHO reports.

Included in a statement by the WHO chief, “Far too many people, their families and communities suffer the consequences of the harmful use of alcohol through violence, injuries, mental health problems and diseases like cancer and stroke”.

He referred to alcohol as a serious threat to a healthy society and urged people to put a stop to the menace.

The organisation has complained of the rising rate of excessive alcohol drinking in continents of the world. It encourages a beer per day.

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