Alcohol and tobacco consumption declines in Russia

Alcohol and tobacco consumption declines in Russia

Russia recorded a decline in alcohol and tobacco consumption in 2016, Russian newspaper Izvestiya reported.

The number of patients diagnosed with alcoholism fell by 36% and the number of alcoholics registered in treatment-and-prophylactic establishments decreased by 24%, Rospotrebnadzor said in a report.

It added that tobacco consumption decreased by 39% among the adult population.

Rospotrebnadzor is considering a new version of the anti-tobacco concept that equates e-cigarettes with the traditional ones.

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