[Ed. – This was inevitable, once nanny-statism became a pervasive norm. It’s the kind of thing Democrats would leverage to adopt policies that control “health care” access and manipulate the population. Presumably this would include wine, by the way. I hope we have all come to realize that new “findings” about these things from “science” are never disinterested or apolitical.]
The World Health Organization on Friday called on countries to restrict alcohol consumption through taxes, bans on advertising, and limiting where it is sold, following its latest finding that alcohol is linked with more than 3 million deaths a year.
The organization’s latest to action on booze is coming at a time where experts are reassessing the extent to which alcohol is a risk factor for cancer, after years of moderate drinking being framed as beneficial for people’s heart health. Critics of implementing restrictions are concerned that a war on alcohol could actually make the problem worse, while creating disadvantages for casual drinkers and businesses.