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New research estimates that underage drinkers consume $2.2 billion of Anheuser-Busch InBev drinks – like Budweiser – per year. AP Photo/Reed Saxon

Alcohol companies make $17.5 billion a year off of underage drinking, while prevention efforts are starved for cash

In the US, underage drinking accounts for a whopping US$17.5 billion worth of alcohol yearly. New research shows which companies take in most of this money and how little is spent on prevention.
Customs officers confiscated illegal alcoholic products in Palu, Central Sulawesi, November 17, 2020. ANTARA FOTO/Mohamad Hamzah/foc.

Is Indonesia’s alcohol bill an appropriate public health measure?

If the Bill is passed without medical and psychological help and strategy, the Indonesia government might put those with alcohol dependency at a serious risk of harm from alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

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