According to the "World Health Organization"(WHO), Alcohol: Approximately 2,500,000 lives claimed annually(6,849/day).
According to history books, Hitler and the Nazi regime: Approximately 1,000,000 Jewish lives claimed annually.
9/11: Approximately 2,800 lives claimed in one day.
That means that, Globally, alcohol is 2.5 times as efficient at taking lives as Hitler and the Nazis were at killing Jews, and 2.45 times as efficient as an attack as devastating as 9/11 happening every day of the year.
4% of all deaths worldwide are caused by alcohol; so much money goes into finding a cure for cancer, trying to stop terrorist attacks, trying to find vaccines for AIDS, yet so many more people are killed by something readily and legally available to anyone twenty-one years of age.
Why is the most efficient of those first three things not only legal, but glorified in society; to the point that some people are shunned if they do not participate?