Alcoholisation in Third Wold Countries

S Mesaki


The. consumption of alcohol in the developing world has increased
dramatically in recent decades. Comequendy, third world countries will
have to contend with problems related to excessive drinking. This article
analyses the gradual transformation of alcohol from an'integrative' pastime
to a costly abuse as big international companies deliberately push alcohol
into developing countries at a time when its marketing in the industrialised
countries themselves is under attack. It lists the reasons for the increase in
drinking habits of Third world peoples, citing Nigeria and Tanzania as
cases in point.

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