Monday, February 27, 2012

Alcohol and Global Regulation


The World Health Organization (WHO) has documented alcohol abuse and has made recommendations on how to reduce alcohol related incidents and death. According to one health policy expert Devi Sridhar, an expert at Oxford University WHO, we should regulate alcohol at a global level. Such enforcements would regulate a minimum drinking age, zero tolerance for drunk drivers, and bans on unlimited drink specials. According to this article from Yahoo news, alcohol kills more than 2.5 million people a year and is the top health risk factor for the middle class. Alcohol ranks as a higher risk factor than obesity, smoking, and inactivity.

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