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WHO: Alcohol kills someone every 10 seconds

WHO: Alcohol kills someone every 10 seconds
Posted May 12th, 2014 @ 2:10pm by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – The World Health Organization today released a new report on alcohol, and it's full of pretty dour stats. Among the most eye-grabbing ones, per the WHOand the AFP:

  • Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year.
  • That's more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and violence—combined.
  • That's equal to 5.9% of all deaths across the planet, or more than one in 20.
  • "This actually translates into one death every 10 seconds," says a WHO rep.

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