Passive drinking

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Passive drinking, like passive smoking, refers to the damage done to others as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages. These include the unborn fetus and children of parents who drink excessively, drunk drivers, accidents, domestic violence and alcohol-related sexual assaults[1]

On 2 February 2010 Eurocare, the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, organised a seminar on “The Social Cost of Alcohol : Passive drinking”.[2] On 21 May 2010 the World Health Organization reached a consensus at the World Health Assembly on a resolution to confront the harmful use of alcohol.[3]

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  1. ^ Smith, Rebecca (16 March 2010). "'Passive drinking' is blighting the nation, Sir Liam Donaldson warns". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  2. ^ "The Social Cost of Alcohol : Passive drinking – Eurocare event". European Alcohol Policy Alliance. 25 February 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Call for action to reduce the harmful use of alcohol". World Health Organization. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010.