Beware! Even A Single Sip Of Alcohol Can Be Deadly: WHO

No Amount Of Alcohol Is Safe: WHO

The risk to the drinker’s health starts from the first drop of any alcoholic beverage, says WHO in a statement in The Lancet Public Health

200 Million Europeans
At Risk

European Region has the highest alcohol consumption level and 200 million people are at risk of developing alcohol-attributable cancer in Europe

'Light', 'moderate' alcohol consumption

Half of all alcohol-attributable cancers in Europe are caused by consuming less than 1.5 litres of wine or less than 3.5 litres of beer or less than 450 millilitres of spirits per week

7 Types Of Cancer

Alcohol causes at least seven types of cancer, including the most common cancer types, such as bowel cancer and female breast cancer, says WHO

'The More You Drink...'

'We cannot talk about a so-called safe level of alcohol use. The only thing that we can say for sure is that the more you drink, the more harmful it is,' says a WHO official

Myth about red wine

Some people think that red wine is beneficial, but there is no concrete evidence available in this regard, says lead author of the study

Cancer kills 1 Million
every year

In the year 2020, more than one million people died due to cancer. The most common are breast, lung, colon and rectum and prostate cancer

How Alcohol Causes Cancer

'Ethanol (alcohol) causes cancer through biological mechanisms as the compound breaks down in the body, regardless of its price and quality, poses a risk of developing cancer,' says WHO

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