Could this be the answer to all those wasted, unproductive mornings of self-loathing?
'Hangover-free alcohol' could be replacing all booze by 2050, eureka!
The new synthetic alcohol known as 'alcosynth' (imaginative) aims at allowing drinkers to indulge in a few tipples without the adverse side effects.
Meaning no dreaded dry mouth, sickness and throbbing head the next day - as well as removing the risk of longterm health problems such as liver damage.
Every year, the harmful use of alcohol kills 2.5 million people, including 320 000 young people between 15 and 29 years of age. WHO reports it is the third leading risk factor for poor health globally, and harmful use of alcohol was responsible for almost 4% of all deaths in the world, according to the estimates for 2004.
But, Sky news reports the product is being blocked by so called "morality police" EU and government statute, the Adam Smith Institute says.
Alcosynth is derived from the drug benzodiazepine - used normally to treat anxiety - but has no known side effects or withdrawal symptoms.
Executive director of the Adam Smith Institute, Sam Bowman, believes bureaucracy is preventing products like Alcosynth from going on sale.
The institutes new report feels innovation should overcome regulation to resolve public health issues:
"It's innovation not regulation that got us e-cigarettes."
"Other products like synthetic alcohol and reduced-risk tobacco products promise to repeat the success of e-cigs for new people, but only if we let them," he said.
Blogs | March 30,2017