This paper was produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2009 called “WHO Public Hearing on Harmful Use of Alcohol.”
Yes the way that they intend to deal with drinkers is exactly the way they have dealt with tobacco. Mine and your plight has only just begun.
“Governments and citizens around the world could: pursue a global health-based approach to alcohol control, including the adoption of a Framework Convention on Alcohol Control, modeled on the Tobacco Convention that came into force in 2005.”
Alcohol is just as bad as tobacco, its the WHO so they must be right.
“There is a growing recognition that alcohol is a global health issue. Alcohol has recently been identified as one of the world’s top ten health risks, accounting for about the same
amount of global burden of disease as tobacco. Alcohol consumption is causally related to more than 60 types of disease and injury, and is linked to a variety of social problems.
Global alcohol consumption has increased in recent decades, with most or all of the increase occurring in developing countries.”
Never mind democracy, written agreements and free trade.
“A global health-based approach to alcohol control outside the trade treaty realm, modeled on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which came into force in 2005, is likely to prove more effective. A Framework Convention on Alcohol Control would provide an important means for governments and citizens around the word to avoid trade treaty interference in the vital task of reducing the global harm caused by alcohol.”
Can I ask drinkers and CAMRA to wake up and smell the coffee.