SHOCK FINDING: EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AFFECTS HEALTH
BBC News reports on a Lancet article:
One in 25 deaths across the world are linked to alcohol consumption, Canadian experts have suggested.The solution?
Professor Ian Gilmore, president of the Royal College of Physicians and chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, said: "This study is a global wake-up call.Didn't see that coming, did you? There is no such thing as too much regulation.
"We need an international framework convention for alcohol control, similar to that on tobacco, as soon as possible, to put into practice the evidence-based measures needed to reduce alcohol-related harm.
"These include increasing the price of alcohol, reducing its availability and banning advertising, and the action needs to start now."