• Wednesday, August 17, 2022

HEALTH

Alcohol and tobacco remain the biggest threat to health

By: Keerthi Mohan

Although use of illegal drugs has become widespread, what remains the biggest threat to human health are two of the most common drugs — alcohol and tobacco. The Global Statistics on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drug Use: 2017 Status Report found that the loss of human life due to smoking and drinking was 10 times more than is lost to illicit drug use. The review of the study was published on Friday (11) in the journal Addiction. “Smoking and alcohol are always well ahead [of illicit drugs], there’s nowhere that it even comes close,” Professor Robert West of University College…

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