The Russians chose a healthy lifestyle Smoking and drinking alcohol

The Ministry of health announced the reduction in the number of smokers and drinkers among Russians. On Thursday, June 8, reports “Interfax”.

“Just finished a study of the GATS (General agreement on trade in services), which investigated the frequency of Smoking in adults Russians. Showed a significant, more than 20 percent, the reduction in Smoking in recent years in our country,” said Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova, stressing that among young people the number of smokers has decreased in 3,5 times.

Skvortsova noted that alcohol consumption in Russia fell by 13.5 percent. In addition, 18 percent increase in the number of Russians, leading a healthy lifestyle (HLS) and physical activity.

On 7 June it became known that the drinking Russian region, according to Rospotrebnadzor, has become Magadan oblast. Among the leaders of the ranking was also Moscow, the Sakhalin oblast and the Komi Republic. The low volume of sales of alcoholic beverages per capita was recorded in Ingushetia and Chechnya, Kabardino-Balkaria and North Ossetia.