The world had not even recovered from the lockdown of the corona epidemic at this time that another new wave has knocked. However, a large population of the world has been vaccinated. Despite all this, the addiction of alcohol and cigarette smoking is also increasing in the world. Drug addiction has raised concerns, especially in European countries. The reason is that the net of drugs is spreading by the youth there. This has been revealed from the study published in the journal ‘Addiction’.
According to the study, during the first lockdown in Britain, more than 4.5 million adults started drinking alcohol compared to before the pandemic. This was an increase of about 40%. Scientists involved in the research said, ‘This trend was seen in women as well as low-income people, which is quite worrying. According to the study, 6,52,000 youth got addicted to smoking during the first lockdown.
Tobacco consumption increased in
October 2021, a study published in the European Journal of Public Health found that after the first lockdown in France in March 2020, 27% of current smokers reported that tobacco consumption increased. At the same time, 19% said that their tobacco consumption has reduced. Most of the people among whom tobacco consumption increased were between the ages of 18 and 34 years. He was also highly educated. 11% said that the consumption of alcohol increased due to the lockdown.
130 crores use tobacco products
According to the World Health Organization, 3 million people die every year due to alcohol in the world. Diseases caused by alcohol account for 5.1 percent of the cost of treating diseases in the world. At the same time, 80 lakh people die every year due to tobacco.
These include 1.2 million people who do not consume cigarettes or other tobacco products. These people lose their lives simply because they are in contact with those who use tobacco. It is estimated that 130 crore people in the world use cigarettes or tobacco products.