Nations of the world have adopted a global strategy for minimizing the incidents of alcohol abuse. This strategy is seen by many as a positive action after decades of inaction on one of the leading causes of death and sickness.
The strategy saw a consensus vote on Wednesday by 193 member states of the World Health Organization.
Nations have adopted a global strategy to reduce alcohol abuse, breaking decades of inaction on one of the leading causes of sickness and death.
The World Health Organization’s 193 member states endorsed the strategy in a consensus vote on Wednesday.
It contains a series of optional measures to combat harmful drinking, from lowering blood alcohol limits for drivers to restricting opening hours of bars and liquor stores.
The most contentious proposals affect brewers and liquor manufacturers, and deal with pricing and marketing.
The deliberations have been closely watched by the alcohol industry, which is wary of new taxes and advertising controls. Groups supporting brewers and liquor manufacturers say taxes and marking controls don’t reduce abuse.
Groups supporting brewers and liquor manufacturers are of the view that alcohol abuse is not preventable by levy of heavy taxation on the alcohol industry.
Whatever may the liquor industry say, this strategy is bound to be a great step in the world of health and fitness.