Alcohol kills more than AIDS, TB or violence: World Health Organization
Alcohol causes nearly 4 percent of deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence, The World Health Organization (WHO) warned recently. Approximately 2.5 million people die each year from alcohol related causes, the WHO said in its ‘Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health.’
Alcohol is a casual factor in 60 types of diseases and injuries, according WHO’s first report on alcohol since 2004. Its consumption has been linked to cirrhosis of the liver, epilepsy, poisonings, road traffic accidents, violence and several types of cancer, including cancers of the colorectum, breast, larynx and liver.
In the Final Testament (i.e. The Quran), Allah says: ‘O ye who believe! Indeed intoxicants …are but defilement from the work of satan, so avoid it that ye may be successful (5:90)
It is amazing how 14 centuries ago The Quran had warned us of the harms of alcohol and instructed believers to abstain from drinking.