The National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians of the prevalence of fake alcoholic drinks, especially dry in the nation’s markets.
Dr Abubakar Jimoh, its Director, Special Duties, disclosed that the agency had continued to advise consumers of alcoholic beverages to be alert and be very wary of fake and unregistered drinks.
“Drinking alcohol is bad enough and people are always advised to take it in moderation; so, the danger associated with taking a fake drink can only be imagined,” he said.
Jimoh said that the agency had taken its campaign against fake drinks into many other states in north.
He also added that Nafdac has continued to intensify the campaigns and that has resulted into some states coming up with bylaws that banned some alcoholic beverages.
“We have also raided production and drinking points of some of these dangerous drinks, especially in Edo and Delta States, because the drinks have damaged many livers, kidneys and other vital organs of the body.
“They have also led to the gradual decline in the health status of many youths and totally destroyed their capacity to contribute to societal development,” he said.
Everyone right now is in the holiday spirit. Many diners spend the holiday with family and friends, and alcohol is often a part of the celebration. If people get caught up in the excitement, they may consume too much of alcohol. So as you try to enjoy the groove, please drink wisely.
Here Are Some Tips to Enjoy This Festive Season Safely.
- Eat before drinking
- Space your drinks
- Never drink more than what you can handle
- Alternate alcoholic drinks with water
- Don’t be shy to refuse drinks that come your way.
- Drink slower
Reasons Why You Need To Drink Moderatly
A study, published in Preventing Chronic Disease, found that excessive alcohol use shortened the lives of those who died by about 30 years. Also, more than 30,700 people in America died in 2014 from alcohol-related causes, including alcohol poisoning, the Washington Post reports, citing new federal data. Those causes did not include deaths from drunk driving or homicides committed while drunk.
Excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of preventable death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It accounted for about 88,000 deaths each from 2006 to 2010, health officials said.
By not drinking too much and supporting community efforts to encourage others to not do so, you can reduce the risk of harm to yourself and others.
Enjoy the merry mood.