If you’re looking for reasons to attend or support the 2016 International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI) Congress that convenes in Baltimore from November 6 to 9, 2016, Patricia M. Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, has some numbers:

Drinking alcohol used to be taboo in Tamil Nadu, India. Then Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC), a government organization that holds a statewide monopoly on alcohol sales, came into the picture. Alcohol now provides ¼ of the state’s income. But rates of…