Second-hand harm from alcohol ‘extremely prevalent’ according to new study

Just like cigarettes, alcohol creates second-hand harms, a new study suggests.Over a 12-month period, more than one in five women and nearly one in four men experienced some harm related to someone else’s drinking, in a study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.READ MORE: Alcohol is killing Canadians, so why are we still drinking?“One of the key take homes from this study is that harms due to other people’s drinking are extremely prevalent,” said coauthor Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, a senior scientist at the Alcohol Research Group at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, California.Considering that researchers only tracked people for a year “and that other points in life are not being captured in this study, this suggests it is a serious problem that needs attention,” she added.WATCH MORE: Any amount of alcohol considered hazardous to health

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