Editorial: A Sobering Report On Alcohol-Related Deaths

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Original Source: readingeagle.com

Irresponsible drinking can be deadly. It’s time for people to take it seriously.

The Issue:

The World Health Organization finds that more than 3 million died of drinking-related causes in 2013.

Our Opinion:

Irresponsible drinking can be deadly. It’s time for people to take it seriously.

Problems associated with excessive alcohol consumption have been around ever since people first learned how to make beverages out of fermented fruit or grain. Yet despite many generations of unfortunate experience, far too many people fail to learn the obvious lesson that irresponsible drinking can be deadly.

A new report by the World Health Organization found that alcohol abuse killed more than 3 million people in 2016. The U.N. agency warned that trends predict an increase in consumption over the next decade and that governments need better…click here to continue reading

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