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Alcohol 'should be banned'

05 January 2011, 09:00  - Abdullah Saeed
Dear Editor,

According to a news article, police quoted crime statistics released earlier this year which showed the link between assault with the intention to inflict grievous bodily harm and common assault and alcohol and drug use.

Also, the City of Cape Town introduced a new liquor by-law that will regulate alcohol trading hours.

One of the reasons cited for the amendments to the City's liquor trading by-law is to fight the scourge of alcohol abuse.

Furthermore, there is solid evidence that alcohol plays a huge role in motor car accidents which many a times results in serious injury and deaths.

Also, social ills, health problems and a host of other troubles are worsened by alcohol use.

Drinking alcohol is destructive and harmful and the effects of its consumption are similar to those of cocaine, mandrax, marijuana and tobacco smoking.

So, may I ask what benefit drinking alcohol has that justifies its continued intake despite all the serious medical problems, injury, suffering, pain, loss and damage it causes and aggravates?

Personally, I feel that in an attempt to save lives, for the greater good and for preserving the family unit, the production and sale of alcohol must be completely banned in our country.

In addition, I support the idea of a ban on alcohol advertising as it would decrease the desire to drink alcohol, especially amongst the youth.

Drinking alcohol would not stop, but in time we could lobby and hope for a total ban on alcohol drinking.

Abdullah Saeed


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