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Widespread Consumption of Illicit Alcohol Increasing Disease Burden

by Tanya Thomas on November 22, 2008 at 4:18 PM
Widespread Consumption of Illicit Alcohol Increasing Disease Burden

A new report has blamed that the widespread production, sale, and consumption of illicit alcohol around the world for adding to the already unbearable global burden of disease.

As per a new report issued by the International Center for Alcohol Policies, non-commercial alcohol was often produced from medicinal compounds, automobile products, and cosmetics and could cause extreme harm to public health, particularly in developing and transition countries.


The study titled 'Noncommercial Alcohol in Three Regions' found an extensive use of illicit alcohol absent from official statistics and concentrated on sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, and central and Eastern Europe as its chief regions.

The researchers observed that many African countries such as Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe had their unrecorded alcohol consumption surpassing the official recorded alcohol consumption.

While Ukraine saw illicit alcohol exceeding the recorded alcohol consumption ie 10.5 vs. 6.09 per capita consumption in liters, respectively, Sri Lanka's non-commercial alcohol too held a 77 percent share of the market as against the 22 percent legal consumption.

Marcus Grant, President of ICAP said: "The extensive use of non-commercial alcohol around the world has detrimental and far-reaching effects on consumers, government and the industry.

"In many countries, this largely illicit alcohol has harmful effects on society because of the lack of meaningful controls."

The complete report can be found at ICAP's web site:


Source: ANI
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