Called the catastrophic consequences of the use of alcohol and tobacco

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An international team of researchers found that in 2015 the use of tobacco and alcohol was the cause of more diseases and disability and premature death than the use of other substances causing addiction. Scientists estimate that they have contributed to the loss of more than a quarter of a billion years of healthy life among the population. About it reported in a press release on EurekAlert!.

Scientists reviewed several studies and found that worldwide, most drink alcohol the residents of Central, Eastern and Western Europe (11,61, 11,98 and of 11.09 liter per month per capita), while abused 50,5, of 48.2 and 40.2 percent drinkers respectively. In the same regions there is a high level of use of tobacco products. It is estimated that over 15 percent of the adult population are smokers, and one in five drank at least once a month.

It turned out that the DALYs, taking into account the life years adjusted for disability (lost due to disability or premature death), for smokers is 170,9 million, and for drinking alcohol — 85 million. Illegal drugs contributed to the loss of 28 million years of life. The overall death rate from Smoking is 110 per 100 thousand people, and alcohol — 33 to 100 thousand people. The highest rates of mortality from bad habits are observed in Eastern Europe.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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