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Debates: This House Would Ban Alcohol

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According to the WHO, in 2004 there were approximately 2.25 million premature deaths worldwide linked to alcohol. Alcohol is responsible for 4.5% of the global disease burden, even after the protective effects of low and moderate alcohol consumption had been considered. Furthermore, binge drinking is becoming an increasing problem in most countries.

Is it time to try to solve the alcohol problem through more restrictions and campaigns or is it time for a ban policy?