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Reports Show Alcohol's Destructive Influence Worldwide

Deseret News editorial about the importance of curbing alcohol abuse cites recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) that show the destructive influence of excessive alcohol consumption in the United States and around the world.

June CDC report says alcohol abuse accounts for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults (ages 20-64) in the United States — 88,000 deaths per year between 2006 and 2010. And a May WHO report says 3.3 million deaths in 2012 — nearly 6 percent of all deaths around the world that year — were due to excessive alcohol consumption.


“More needs to be done to protect populations from the negative health consequences of alcohol consumption,” says Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO assistant director-general for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health. “The [WHO] report clearly shows that there is no room for complacency when it comes to reducing the harmful use of alcohol.

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