​3.3 million died worldwide in 2012 due to excessive alcohol consumption

By WHO May 13,2014

The WHO released a global report on alcohol yesterday finding that 3.3 million died worldwide in 2012 because of excessive alcohol consumption. The WHO called for governments to implement key alcohol control measures such as tax and pricing measures and restrictions on advertising, as well as implement treatment strategies in their health services.

View the full Global status report on alcohol and health 2014 here.

Read the associated news release: WHO calls on governments to do more to prevent alcohol-related deaths and diseases (May 12, 2014)