WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018

01 October 2018

WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018

The new global status report on Alcohol and Health, published by WHO every 4 years, is freshly available. The European region is still the heaviest drinking region in the world but the African region experiences the heaviest burden of alcohol-related disease and injury. Globally WHO projects that alcohol consumption will increase, not decrease, we truly have a lot of work ahead of us.

Effective policies are crucial for decreasing the harm caused by alcohol worldwide. We call on all decision makers not to underestimate the role evidence-based policy measures have for the health of populations. In line with the research findings of the World Health Organization, we call on policy makers to

– reduce availability of alcoholic beverages
– ban/restrict alcohol advertisement in the media
– increase taxes on alcohol.

For a more comprehensive picture of the global state of affairs with regards to alcohol harm and what can be done against it, we recommend reading the newly released WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018:…/pub…/global_alcohol_report/gsr_2018/en/

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