WHO denounces health benefits of alcohol

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 12 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1249
  1. N Craft

    Alcohol is not good for health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared last week, in response to reports that drinking small amounts of alcohol may prolong life. “We are seeking to demystify advertising that says that alcohol is good for your health, and to debunk the idea that to have a drink a day will keep the doctor away,” said Dr Mario Argondona, chief of the treatment unit of the Programme on Substance Abuse at the WHO.

    The programme's director, Mr Hans Emblad, warned, “There is no minimum threshold below which alcohol …

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