Oberving the fourth annual decline in five years and the biggest decrease since 1948, the United Kingdom saw a 6% fall in alcohol consumption in 2009. Britons are thus drinking 13% less than in 2004, which media such as the BBC is reporting may be due to a rising awareness about the hazards of alcohol abuse that is helping to change lifestyle habits.
The United Kingdom is also currently noted to have the second highest beer tax in the European Union. We are glad to know of the wise decisions and healthful trend of Britons.
May such efforts as yours motivate more and more people worldwide to be intoxicant-free for the well-being of themselves and precious loved ones. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11170814 http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jbfmiYxcH6wcutCkNP5LsPkFksDQ