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Putin gives advice on tackling alcoholism

1 month ago   |   By RT

Hard or soft prohibition is not the way to help people with a drink problem kick the habit, the Russian president says
The government should promote healthy alternatives to excessive alcohol consumption rather than adopting restrictive policies, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
“You cannot prohibit it or impose excessively high excise duties to ramp up the prices,” the Russian leader said during video meeting with a Russian governor on Wednesday, adding that ignoring the problem and saying “people drink and they always will” is also the wrong approach.
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