Alcohol -More Deadly Than Opioids

NPR: U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Doubled, Study Says

An excerpt:

Death certificates spanning 2017 indicate nearly 73,000 people died in the U.S because of liver disease and other alcohol-related illnesses. That is up from just under 36,000 deaths in 1999…

Overall, researchers found men died at a higher rate than women. But when analyzing annual increases in deaths, the largest increase was among white women…

Only cigarettes are deadlier than alcohol: More than 480,000 people die each year in the U.S. because of smoking-related illnesses.

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