The Ministry of Health of Russia is considering the possibility of introducing new anti-alcohol measures. Among the measures under discussion are a ban on the sale of spirits between 8 p.m. and 11 a.m. and an increase in the minimum age to sell them to 21. On this subject writing RIA Novosti with reference to the report of the Ministry of Health on the results of the work in 2022.
The document notes that “exceeding planned indicators for alcohol and cigarette retail sales per capita poses new challenges for the project to promote a healthy lifestyle, as well as systemic anti-alcohol and anti-alcohol measures. -tobacco”.
Thus, according to 2022 data, retail sales of alcoholic beverages per capita in liters of ethanol amounted to 6.44, although the forecast value is at the level of 6.22.
In this regard, the Ministry of Health is considering the following measures:
a ban on the sale of strong alcohol from 8 p.m. to 11 a.m.; transfer to municipalities the right to impose restrictions on the sale of alcohol on weekends and statutory holidays; an increase in the minimum age at which it is possible to sell strong alcohol (from 17.5 degrees), up to 21 years; a ban on strong alcohol advertising, a ban on displaying brands in newly created audiovisual works (music videos, series, films, video blogs, music tracks, podcasts).
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