8 Apr 2012

Alcohol in Europe


(map created by: GunnMap, http://gunn.co.nz/map/)


The World Health Organization (WHO) recently wrote a report about the use of alcohol in Europe. In this continent, alcohol is the 3rd leading risk factor for disease and death (after tobacco and high blood pressure).

Apparently, people living in Europe are consuming two times more alcohol than people living in other parts of the world. On a yearly basis, Europeans drink 12,5 liters of pure alcohol, which is 3 alcoholic drinks a day.  In their report, the WHO gives information about effective alcohol policies.

Read more here:
http://www.euro.who.int/en/what-we-do/health-topics/disease-prevention/alcohol-use/publications/2012/alcohol-in-the-european-union.-consumption,-harm-and-policy-approaches

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