A̱kan yet kyangswuo hwa ku byia̱ ethanol, tangka̱i alcohol ku byia̱ za̱kwa kan a̱ni nang á̱ nyia̱ ma̱ng a̱shung, súm a̱kwon, ku nvak nshyia̱ nya̱nyiat njhyang. The consumption of alcoholic drinks, often referred to as "drinking", plays an important social role in many cultures. Most countries have laws regulating the production, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Regulations may require the labeling of the percentage alcohol content (as ABV or proof) and the use of a warning label. Some countries ban such activities entirely, but alcoholic drinks are legal in most parts of the world. The global alcoholic drink industry exceeded $1 trillion in 2018.