Atheistic France and alcoholism

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In 2013, it was reported that 36,500 French men die each year from alcohol-related illnesses, around 13 percent of the overall male mortality rate.[1]

France has the 8th highest rate of atheism in the world with 43 - 54% of the population being atheists/agnostics/non-believers in God.[2] In addition, France has the 4rth highest belief in evolution in the Western World.[3]

In 2013, The Local published the news article Alcohol report lays bare France's drink problem which indicated:

The reputation of the French for drinking in moderation appears slightly misleading after a worrying report released on Monday revealed alcohol is responsible for around 49,000 deaths in France each year - around 134 each day.

According to the report published by the European Journal of Public Health, alcohol consumption was responsible for the deaths of around 49,000 people.

Catherine Hill, one of the authors of the report summed up the findings simply by saying "the French drink too much".

The stats, based on the year 2009, revealed that three times as many French men died as a result of an alcohol relate health problem than women.

The study, carried out by the Service for Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Institue Gustave Roussy, near Paris found that around 36,500 French men die each year from alcohol-related illnesses, around 13 percent of the overall male mortality rate.[4]

In 2005, The Guardian published an article entitled France in denial over alcohol abuse, report warns which declared:

The French government has been urged in a report to "snap out of its state of national denial" and take urgent steps to "denormalise drinking".

Hervé Chabalier, a leading journalist and former alcoholic who wrote the report, said: "In this country we have always, culturally, looked at alcohol through a magnifying glass: we just see the good side, never the fact that ... drink is the third greatest cause of avoidable deaths in France."

Mr Chabalier presented his report, Alcoholism - The Simple Truth, to health minister Xavier Bertrand yesterday. He said alcohol was directly responsible for 23,000 deaths a year in France, and indirectly responsible for a further 22,000.

"A third of all custodial sentences in this country, half of all domestic violence, a third of all handicaps are due to alcohol," he said. "One French person in 10 is ill as a result of alcohol, and every day five French people die after an accident linked to alcohol." He said 5 million drank too much, and 2 million were dependent on alcohol.

The healthcare system was incapable of dealing with the plague.[5]

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References

  1. Alcohol report lays bare France's drink problem, The Local, Published: 04 Mar 2013 18:30 GMT+01:00
  2. Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics(Zuckerman, 2005)
  3. Photo: Evolution Less Accepted in U.S. Than Other Western Countries, Study Finds
  4. Alcohol report lays bare France's drink problem, The Local, Published: 04 Mar 2013 18:30 GMT+01:00
  5. France in denial over alcohol abuse, report warns, The Guardian, Thursday 24 November 2005 19.10 EST