Historically High Level of Alcohol Use in British Columbia, Canada

Posted on January 27, 2022 in Canada, Canada

University of Victoria’s Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) revealed that alcohol purchases increased to a 20 year high during the first pandemic year. According to the the data, per capital alcohol consumption between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 being recorded at 9.32 liters is the highest per capita amount CISUR has recorded since the monitoring began in 2001.
Increasing alcohol availability due to Big Alcohol’s systematic lobbying for weakening existing alcohol policies coupled with the absence of a federal alcohol act regulating the alcohol industry is driving the historically high level of alcohol use and endangering the health of Canadian communities.

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