NAFDAC warn against alcohol abuse


The National Agency for Food Drug and Administration Control (NAFDAC), has admonished the public against alcohol abuse.

In a statement signed by the Director General, Prof. Christianah Adeyeye, NAFDAC said, “These concerns relate to negative effects of irresponsible alcohol consumption on public health and on the safety and security of the public, alcohol being a toxic and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties.

“Uncontrolled access and availability of high concentration alcohol in sachet and small volume PET or glass bottles has been put forward as a factor contributing to substance and alcohol abuse in Nigeria with its negative impact on the society.”

According to her, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that alcohol consumption contributes to 3 million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people.

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