What makes Alcohol legal and Pot illegal?
WHO released a report that shows that Alcohol kills 3.3 million people a year.
Alcohol not only lead to violence and injuries, it also increases the risk of more than 200 diseases, including liver cirrhosis and several types of cancers.
Approximately 25 per cent of deaths among those aged age group 20 to 39 can be attributed to alcohol.
Worldwide about 16 per cent of drinkers engage in heavy episodic drinking – often referred to as ‘binge-drinking’.
Ask a mother that has lost a child due to alcohol related health issue or due to drunk driving.
And yet we accept alcohol as natural and unquestionable.
See WHO’s chart on consumption.
WHAT CAN WE DO COLLECTIVELY?
· Make alcohol illegal for young people.
· enact very strict laws against drinking and driving
· reduce demand through taxation and pricing
· raise awareness of public health problems caused by harmful use of alcohol
· provide affordable treatment for people with alcohol-use disorders