What’s the impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs on the Global Burden of Disease?
Oct 30, 2020
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study has been running since 1990. The study aims to understand the impact of a range of population health risk factors, in order to understand the impact on the population. The 2019 analysis has recently been published and gives an overview of the impact that alcohol, tobacco and other drugs has on public health. While the GDS has tracked a global decline in risk exposure relating to tobacco use, cigarette smoking was still the second most common risk factor for an attributable death. Some of the largest increases in risk exposure globally was related to illicit drug use, while alcohol was the leading risk factor identified for those aged 25-49.