USA will 'give up alcohol' within a generation, according to scientist
The United States, along with other western societies are set to give up alcohol altogether, according to a British scientist. And it will all be over within a generation.
Professor David Nutt, former chairman of the United Kingdom’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs says that alcohol will be replaced by "alcosynth", a synthetic version of alcohol.
The product will provide all of the positive effects of drinking alcohol - social lubrication and lowered inhibitions- without causing hangovers, damaging the liver and increasing the risk of chronic disease, all associated with alcohol consumption.
It is also designed to include a 'plateau' function - that prevents drinkers from exceeding a certain level of intoxication.
“In another 10 or 20 years, Western societies won’t drink alcohol except on rare occasions,” he told International Business Times UK.
“It could well change culture,”
“There are some people that want to get intoxicated so they can just fight or be ‘out of it’, but most people want to drink alcohol to enjoy the experience, though inevitably alcohol harms them.”
He added: ”Alcohol kills more than malaria, meningitis, tuberculosis and dengue fever put together. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could replace alcohol with something that led to almost no deaths?
“That would be one of the greatest public health developments in the history of the world.”
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