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  • European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012–2020

    Posted on October 30th, 2011 TimB No comments

    Countries that take stronger action on alcohol  will reap considerable gains in terms of  better population health and well-being, enhanced employment and productivity, increased  health and social welfare savings, greater health and economic equality, and greater social  cohesion and inclusion.Alcohol is one of the world’s top three priority public health  areas. The evidence  available to support this statement is large, diverse and persuasive. Even though only half the  world’s population drinks alcohol, it is the  world’s third leading cause of ill health and  premature death, after low birth weight and unsafe sex (for which alcohol is a risk factor), and  greater than tobacco. Alcohol impacts on both noncommunicable and communicable diseases.

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