The expert told how much alcohol Russians drank during the new year holidays

© Depositphotos / dteuropeБокалы with champagne. Archival photoThe expert told how much alcohol Russians drank during the new year holidays© Depositphotos / dteurope

Russians in the new year drink about 1.2-1.3 billion bottles of alcohol, said the head of the public movement «Sober Russia» Sultan Hamzaev.

«If you take the General official market share… we have new year holidays from the legal part of the market drink about 1.2-1.3 billion bottles… Plus add to this the illegal part of the market,» said Khamzayev at the round table «Were the Russians to drink less during the holidays?», referring to the figures for the Net.

As noted by the Chairman of the Duma Committee on health protection Nikolay Govorin, after the New year in a country is usually markedly increased mortality because of drinking, and diseases associated with the consumption of strong alcoholic drinks.

«The first place we have the mortality from diseases of the circulatory system. But it turned out that working age is not. Alcohol mortality among men comes in first place, relegating to second diseases of the circulatory system… the shortening of life in men is about 20 years,» said Govorin.

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