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Just now, dallysingh101 said:

Also, if they are killing us on the sly, they might skew the official stats. 

I've grown up around Panjabis and the Irish, we have similar issues in this department - I'd even say it is even worse with Panjabis who prefer the hard stuff over pints.  

It's basically game over for any people who get into that stuff. 

Ireland should have legalized it straightway. Replace alcohol, boost tourism, create a hardy export. The jails would have to downsize. 

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10 hours ago, dallysingh101 said:

That's why I get proper confused when we talk about this stuff and some brothers get all sensitive about it?!?!? Unless you come from a minority  hyper-conservative background - if you're Panjabi, there is no way you ain't seen this happening.   

Really?

I don't have any drinkers in my family (of my first cousins and parents siblings). All the weddings that I've been to, there's never been any open consumption of alcohol, the only consumption of alcohol was in the carparcks away from everyone so no one can see it. 

Even a lot of my Punjabi mates here, most of them don't have open drinkers, they've never seen a family member get openly drunk. 

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On 12/5/2021 at 9:29 PM, Ranjeet01 said:

Depending on what statistics and reports you may read, Punjab may not even be the state with the highest consumption of alcohol.

Apparently Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal consume the most alcohol

Surprisingly, the southern states also consume high levels of alcohol.

Wouldn't surprise me, I think Scots drink more than Irish.

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3 hours ago, Premi5 said:

A lot of Indians would have people think otherwise about Punjab and Sikhs. 

It is perception.

Typically as a more fertile agrarian state, there is a likelihood of there being a more diverse palette in Punjab. At least that is what it seems to suggest.

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3 hours ago, Premi5 said:

Wouldn't surprise me, I think Scots drink more than Irish.

Like I said before, it is all perception  

Punjabis are generally a far more open people compared to people in other states.

We tend to air our dirty laundry in public so it makes it look like we are perhaps more bigger drinkers than we think we are whereas people in other parts of India may do a lot more things on the sly and behind closed doors.

At least that may be the mpression I am getting.

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1 hour ago, Ranjeet01 said:

Like I said before, it is all perception  

Punjabis are generally a far more open people compared to people in other states.

We tend to air our dirty laundry in public so it makes it look like we are perhaps more bigger drinkers than we think we are whereas people in other parts of India may do a lot more things on the sly and behind closed doors.

At least that may be the mpression I am getting.

I resemble that on a personal level. Is a huge factor. 

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Britain suffers record rise in alcohol deaths during COVID pandemic

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The United Kingdom saw a record rise in the number of deaths caused by alcohol misuse last year, which public health officials said was linked to the wider social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some 8,974 people died of alcohol-specific causes in 2020, 18.6% more than in 2019 and the largest increase since records began in 2001, Britain's Office for National Statistics said.

 

Previous data from health authorities in England had shown a 21% rise in deaths from alcoholic liver disease last year, when COVID-19 lockdowns closed pubs but led to many heavy drinkers consuming more alcohol at home. read more

Between 2012 and 2019, alcohol death rates in the United Kingdom had been stable, the ONS said.

 

"The fact that mortality rates from key causes of death related to alcohol increased in 2020 suggests that an increase in alcohol harm was a wider impact of the pandemic," a public-sector body, the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, said.

Pinpointing the exact factors which drove the increase in deaths would take time, the ONS said.

 

The total volume of alcohol sold in Britain in 2020 fell slightly. But a survey in March 2021 showed a rise in the number of people who admitted drinking what health officials consider dangerous amounts - equivalent to five bottles of wine a week for men, or three and a half for women.

In line with previous years, men were more than twice as likely as women to die of alcohol-specific causes.

Liver disease was the biggest cause of alcohol-specific deaths, accounting for 78% of fatalities, followed by mental and behavioural disorders at 12% and 'external causes' such as accidental poisoning at 6%.

Death rates in both Scotland and Northern Ireland were around 50% higher than in England or Wales.

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britain-suffers-record-rise-alcohol-deaths-during-covid-pandemic-2021-12-07/

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