WHO Releases 2014 Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health

June 4, 2014

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The World Health Organization (WHO) released its 2014 global alcohol status and health report on May 12, detailing alarming new statistics on alcohol-related harm as well as member state policy responses. In response to the 3.3 million (5.9%) annual deaths worldwide caused by alcohol use,WHO reiterated its recommendations for evidence-based policy including: restrictions on alcohol marketing, access and availability; controls on alcohol pricing; and drunk-driving countermeasures.