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The Ministry of industry and trade: the prohibition of the sale of alcohol at the weekend may lead to increased brewing

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MOSCOW, July 17. /TASS/. The Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation considers that the prohibition of retail sales of alcohol at the weekend may lead to the growth of brewing, this was reported to journalists by the Deputy Minister Viktor Evtukhov.

“If such a proposal is implemented, citizens are deprived of the opportunity to acquire a weekend of legal alcohol, will be forced to buy illegal alcohol or surrogates, will increase the moonshine,” said he, adding that such a ban is the stated goal to reduce drunkenness and alcoholism will increase these phenomena and the increase of illegal turnover of alcohol.

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The Deputy Minister noted that the Ministry of unknown examples of such bans in civilized countries. “On the contrary, in most countries, no restrictions apply, allowing the citizens to buy and consume alcohol legally safe, and not to support their demand of the shadow segment,” he concluded.

Earlier it became known that the Ministry of health discussed the question of the inclusion in the Strategy of formation of healthy lifestyle of the population of the regulations on the ban on the sale of alcohol on weekends. According to the newspaper “Izvestia”, the offer was made in NYCPM, Ministry of health, who is developing this strategy. It is noted that the draft document also indicates the insufficiency of measures in the sphere of state policy on reducing alcohol abuse and preventing alcoholism among the population. In particular, the document noted that the absence of restrictions on the sale of alcohol on weekends.

The press service of the Ministry of health announced that the Ministry is considering limiting the sale of alcoholic products together with a number of other initiatives to combat alcohol abuse, but “any decision on this issue was not taken”.

Strategy HLS

The project of strategy of formation of healthy lifestyle of the population, the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases for the period till 2025 to be finalized by Ministry of health.

The strategy contains measures to combat excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco Smoking, motivation of citizens to sport activities, as well as the formation of commitment to healthy eating.

For commitment to healthy eating to prevent obesity in the draft strategy includes proposals such as reducing the time of advertisement of sausage and meat products on TV advertising of junk food, sodas and chips, as well as food labelling.

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