Can the US do more to reduce alcohol-related death and disease?

The World Health Organization is calling on governments around the globe to help curb alcohol-related deaths and illnesses after releasing its global status report on alcohol consumption.

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 10:24 p.m.

The World Health Organization is calling on governments around the world to work on reducing alcohol-related deaths and diseases.

More than 3.3 million people died in 2012 from harmful alcohol use internationally, according to a global status report it just released on alcohol usage in 194 countries.

In the United States, people ages 15 and older consumed an average of 8.7 liters of pure alcohol per capita between 2008 and 2010. That’s up slightly from 8.5 liters per capita between 2003 and 2005.

Russia, Portugal, Grenada and Andorra were among the countries that consumed the most alcohol, with consumption between 11 and 12 liters per capita, according to Business Insider.

Tell us: Should the United States do more to curb drinking-related illnesses and deaths? What do you think about the amount of alcohol consumed in the United States? What’s your stance on alcohol regulation?

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