According to the World Health Organization, alcohol kills more than 2.5 million people annually, more than AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis.
In a commentary appearing today (Feb. 15) in the journal Nature, Sridhar argues that the WHO should regulate alcohol at the global level, enforcing such regulations as a minimum drinking age, zero-tolerance drunken driving, and bans on unlimited drink specials. Abiding by the regulations would be mandatory for the WHO’s 194 member states.
WHO has no elected officials, and is responsible to no one. That doesn’t stop them, they are still coming after tobacco and now alcohol. If you thought you escaped from the health police because you didn’t smoke think again. You are next.