Kuwait sets alcohol limits for health reasons

Kuwait alcohol policy

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health has announced a new policy that sets the maximum amount of alcohol that men and women can consume per day for health reasons. The policy, which will take effect from next month, aims to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol on the body and mind.

According to the policy, men can drink up to 10 milliliters of alcohol per day, while women can drink up to 5 milliliters. The ministry said that these amounts are equivalent to one teaspoon for men and half a teaspoon for women, and that they are based on scientific evidence and international standards.

The ministry warned that exceeding these limits could lead to serious health problems, such as liver damage, heart disease, and mental disorders. It also advised people to avoid mixing alcohol with other substances, such as water, juice, or milk, as this could alter the alcohol content and increase the risk of intoxication.

The policy has been met with mixed reactions from the Kuwaiti public, some of whom praised the ministry for its concern for public health, while others criticized it for being unrealistic and impractical.