Russia’s ban on non-food alcohol sales reduces poisoning deaths by a quarter

Latest news

    The number of deaths caused by tainted alcohol poisoning has fallen by 25 percent since Russian authorities imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol-containing non-food products, the government consumer rights watchdog has reported.

    The press service of the Rospotrebnadzor agency told TASS that there were 677 alcohol poisonings over the New Year holidays in 2018, compared to 1,800 during the same period last year. The number of fatalities was 46 compared to 500 – an eleven-fold decrease, the press service added.

    Read more

    48 people die after drinking bath lotion with antifreeze in Siberia

    Overall, the number of fatal alcohol-poisoning cases in the country declined by 25 percent over the past five years, the watchdog said.

    Russia introduced the ban on retail sales of alcohol-containing non-food products in late 2016, after at least 48 people in south Siberia’s Irkutsk Region died from acute poisoning caused by drinking ethanol-laced bath lotion. Producers and distributors of the deadly lotion were apprehended and put on trial. In late February this year, an Irkutsk court ordered the principle producer of the lotion to be fined 250,000 rubles ($4,032) for illegally dealing with poisonous substances and for selling goods that pose a danger to the health and life of consumers.

    View the original article: https://www.rt.com/politics/424303-russias-ban-alcohol-mortality/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

    In January, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said that the per-capita consumption of alcohol in the country dropped by 80 percent over the last seven years.

    In the same category are

    Russian poll reveals overwhelming support for ban on mobile phones in schools About three quarters of Russians say they support the idea of banning the use of cell phones and other tech gadgets in schools and believe that childr...
    North and South Korea agree plans for joint Olympic bid North and South Korea will seek to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games after a planned bid was agreed by the neighbors’ respective leaders, Kim Jong...
    Meatless Mondays: Berkeley City Council to serve vegan-only food In a push to educate people about meat consumption's environmental impact, only vegan food will be served at city events and meetings on Mondays in Be...
    EU to scrap lawsuit against Ireland after Apple pays back taxes European Union antitrust regulators plan to drop legal action against Ireland after iPhone maker Apple paid the country €13.1 billion ($15.3 billion) ...
    Trump’s tariffs to sting US businesses in China, but not force them to move back home – AmCham China Washington’s latest decision to impose new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese exports won’t make China-based American companies relocate to the ...
    Arrested for disrupting Kavanaugh hearing? Don’t worry, Soros will foot the bill Protesters arrested at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing are being organized by Democrat-linked groups and their legal bills are reporte...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.