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WHO Says Alcohol Abuse a Leading Cause of Death, Disability

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This is the VOA Special English Health Report.

The World Health Organization says alcohol abuse is the third ( 3rd ) leading cause of death and disability in the world. A new WHO report says the harmful use of alcohol kills two and one-half million people a year ( 2,5 m/y )
. And officials say action is needed to reduce the problem.

The WHO released the “Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2011” last week. The report shows young people at risk. It says three hundred twenty thousand people between the ages of fifteen and twenty-nine die yearly from alcohol-related causes. That is nine percent of all deaths in that age group. 320.000p(15-29 yo)/y~9%
The World Health Organization report finds that six percent of all male deaths worldwide are related to alcohol. This is true in only one percent of female deaths.( m 6% / f 1%) The report says one in five men die from alcohol-related causes in the Russian Federation and neighboring countries. ( 1/5 in Nga+gần )

There are (4) four main causes of alcohol-related death. Injury from car accidents or violence is one (1/4). Diseases like cirrhosis of the liver, cancer, heart and blood system diseases are the others. The WHO report says alcohol abuse also adds to the development of (200#)two hundred other diseases.

The WHO has a plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. It includes
+ raising taxes on alcohol,
- reducing the number of places to buy alcohol
+ and raising the drinking age. Officials say other measures include effective drunk driving laws and banning some alcohol advertising.

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