Russians began to drink five times less

Russians began to drink five times less

Over the past five years the Russians were 80 percent less to use alcohol. About this at the Gaidar forum in St. Petersburg said the head of Ministry of health Veronika Skvortsova, reports

For the same period in the country significantly decreased the number of smokers by 22 percent, and among adolescents the habit of tobacco now occurs three times less frequently.

In August 2017, a poll showed that over the past year, 44 percent of Russians began to eat less alcohol. 39 percent of respondents were abstainers.

The first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on education and science Gennady Onishchenko, who gained fame as the head of Rospotrebnadzor, said that the positive dynamics associated with the appearance of the country’s generation, understands the cost of their health and also with the demonstration of a healthy lifestyle.

We are witnessing a General sobering up of the population of the Russian population during its more than 3.5 million years of evolution.Gennady Unisensory the Chairman of the Duma Committee on education and science

In 2016, the fourth year after the ban of advertising in the media, the amount of alcohol consumed per capita decreased from 12.4 to 10.3 liters per year, said the Ministry of health. However, this figure still exceeds the norm of the world health organization a quarter.

At the same time almost reduced by half and mortality from alcohol poisoning: from 11.4 to 5.6 per 100 thousand people.