- In 2015, Filipinos are known to be the second highest consumers of alcohol
- However, drinking too much alcohol can harm your health
- According to WHO, alcohol caused 3.3 million deaths globally in 2012
- Alcohol is a factor for intimate partner violence as much as 75% of the time
- Alcohol Harm Costs P200 Billion Yearly
- Out of every 100,000 Filipinos with alcohol addiction,
- 4,431 would die due to liver cirrhosis in 2020,
- 2,714 from mouth, colorectal and breast cancers,
- 16,418 from hypertensive diseases, and
- 8,526 from tuberculosis.
TOBACCO & VAPE
- In 2009, 17.3 Million Filipino age 15 and older are tobacco smokers
- Annually, 87, 600 Filipinos die from tobacco-related diseases.
- Tobacco costs the country P188 billion yearly from healthcare expenditures, foregone income from getting sick and from premature death.
- The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults because most e-cigarettes contain nicotine.
- Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.
Tobacco Control Key Facts and Figures
- Drug use can affect the growth and development of teens especially brain development
- Contribute to the development of adult health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and sleep disorders
- High-risk substance use can lead to high risk of adverse outcomes like injury, criminal justice involvement, school dropout, loss of life.
CDC Healthy Youth Substance Use