Heads of government are meeting at the United Nations to tackle four major diseases: diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and chronic respiratory disease, collectively known as the non-communicable diseases.
In the UK, alcohol causes about six per cent of cancer deaths each year, amounting to about 9,000 people.
As little as three units a day can increase the risk of mouth, throat, food-pipe, breast and bowel cancers.
Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London on the mounting concern regarding Britain's culture of high alcohol consumption.
Source: Al Jazeera