Antiseptic substitute for alcohol [Archives:2004/772/Local News]

September 13 2004

Drinking antiseptic has spread notably in the city of Taiz. Reckless youths buy locally made and imported antiseptics as a substitution for alcohol. The “Tiger” brand antiseptic contains concentrated alcohol and is manufactured locally and, instead of YR 50 for a bottle, it is sold for 200 at pharmacies
and drug stores due to its marketability.
“We have stopped dealing with this commodity because we came to know that some people misuse it,” said a group of chemists.
Sellers of this sort of intoxicant-antiseptic have gained increased profits though a number of addicts have died or suffered blindness.