Daily Archives: 14/11/2015

Europeans are world champions at drinking and smoking

world championsLevels of alcohol consumption, tobacco use, overweight, and obesity are still “alarmingly high” in Europe, a World Health Organization report has found leading the BMJ to write a a news piece where it heralded Europeans as world champions at drinking and smoking!! 🙁

Here’s the introductory and summary video for the report:

The European Health Report 20151 said that the average European adult consumed 11 litres of pure alcohol a year, nearly two thirds (59%) were overweight or obese, and nearly a third (30%) used tobacco. WHO’s European region had the highest levels of alcohol consumption and tobacco use in the world and ranked only slightly behind the Americas in rates of overweight and obesity leading the BMJ to write a a news piece where it heralded Europeans as world champions at drinking and smoking!! 🙁

The prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults in Europe ranged from 45% in Tajikistan to 67% in Andorra. The United Kingdom had the sixth highest prevalence of obesity in WHO’s European region, at 62%.

The report is published every three years and covers the 53 member states of WHO’s European region.

To read the overview go here

To downlad the full report go to :

http://www.euro.who.int/en/data-and-evidence/european-health-report/european-health-report-2015/ehr2015

There’s even an app!

The European health statistics app

Good god – world leaders at abusing ourselves with food, drink and fags.  Is that something to be proud of??  I’m not so sure myself ……..