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"Like vegetarianism, it tends to be a sign of someone untrustworthy. You have to wonder what they need to be in such good health for." I know that this website likes to write articles with some humour and sarcasm but this statement really is pretty stupid. Some people don’t want to increase their risk of liver cancer or pancreatitis and want to live a healthy long life. Some people also like to do sports in their spare time and drinking alcohol isn’t very conducive to being the best athlete you can be. I know I’m being a bit pedantic but this just feeds into a stupid stereotype that’s pervasive in society people should be drinking and if they’re not then they’re untrustworthy, selfish, arrogant or boring. Random guy (talk) 18:28, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Some people struggle with addiction, or have lived through the effects that addiction had on family and friends. There are many perfectly good reasons not to drink. Go ahead and change the article as you see fit. Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 18:31, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
There, I added a note about alcoholism. ℕoir LeSable (talk) 19:06, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
I never drink, but I can also take a joke. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 18:51, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
What ikanreed said. It's pretty clearly sarcasm. ℕoir LeSable (talk) 18:55, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
I hope too it's sarcastic. I hardly ever drink for personal reasons -nothing beyond beer, by the way- and 'cause I dislike the taste of alcohol even disguised with a Coke or whatever. But, please, don't leave me without my loved caffeine. --Panzerfaust (talk) 13:11, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
I agree, it seems rather silly to take such an antagonistic view of people who don't drink alcohol. There are people, including myself, who simply don't like the taste of alcohol. Samstr (talk) 18:50, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Meaning of sentence[edit]

This sentence doesn't seem to mean anything: "It has been shown with general health and obesity and has been attributed to social factors and antioxidants." Could someone figure out what was supposed to be meant by it and fix it? Naiant (talk) 05:20, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

Confusion on the meaning of teetotalism[edit]

The page starts out with: "Teetotalism is complete abstinence from the consumption of alcoholic beverages." It then goes on to state: "The idea that a person's diet can (or should) be completely completely free of alcohol is a bit loony since all leavened breads and many fruits (especially juices) contain small amounts of alcohol. People didn't know this at the time that teetotalism first became popular (pre-20th century) because analytic chemistry was not so accurate back then." If the idea is to abstain from consuming alcoholic beverages and not to abstain from consuming any amount of alcohol from any source, the second quote has no relevance to the topic, except if the intent is to clarify what teetotalism is not. It is a non-sequitur at best. Garcia-r (talk) 23:06, 18 February 2022 (UTC)