The latest horrible scare story from WHO.
Researchers also compared prevalence of “heavy episodic drinking” – which was defined as more than six units – or three pints of lager – on one occasion, in the previous month.
Shekhar Saxena, director for mental health and substance abuse at the WHO, said: “We found that worldwide about 16 percent of drinkers engage in heavy episodic drinking – often referred to as ‘binge-drinking’ – which is the most harmful to health.”
In the UK, the percentage was almost twice as high, with 28 per cent of those aged 15 and over drinking as much.
The research found that in the UK, 35.5 per cent of men, and 20.9 per cent of women, had drunk six units, or 60 grams of alcohol on at least one occasion in the previous month.
Appalling, isn’t it? Clear evidence of widespread public drunkenness and the need for a ban on all alcohol advertising and the introduction of minimum pricing. For that is the evidence that is being used to demand such things as a result of this latest report.
Alternatively we could tell the wowsers to fuck off and we’ll take care of our own livers thank you very much.
I mean seriously, who in buggery is going to take the consumption of three pints as evidence of the breakdown of civilisation? That amount for breakfast every day might be of concern but over a couple of hours on a Friday night? It would hardly put the average male over the drink driving limit.
G’arn, get outta here and take your Methodism with you.