Is alcohol harmful to health?

Patient

Q: I dont drink alcohol. I am just curios. So on star movies there was a warning when the movie came back from a break, it said tobacco kills and drinking is injurious to health. I am a Muslim and alcohol is harram(forbidden) is Islam. So there is this website called collegehumor.In this website there was a poll which asked users for which parts of being an adult are great. Drinking alcohol was pretty high.That made me feel kind of sad, because alcohol is harram in Islam and people on that site though of it as one of the most important parts of being an adult.It is also pretty well accepted in places like the us, so i was just thinking, is it really injurious to health? What are its effects?And is it better for my health if i dont drink any alcohol at all?(im not saying i want to drink any of it,im just curios.)

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