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The ban on the sale of strong alcohol to young people under 21 is approved by 38% of Crimeans

CrimeaPRESS reports:

The proposal of the Ministry of Health to ban the sale of strong alcohol to persons under 21 years of age is approved by 38% of Crimeans, almost the same number for even more stringent measures. The representatives of the older generation are the most categorical in this matter. Economically active city dwellers took part in the survey of SuperJob, a service for finding highly paid jobs.

In 2022, retail sales of alcohol per capita exceeded the planned figures, in connection with which new anti-alcohol measures are being considered in Russia. The Ministry of Health proposes to ban the sale of strong alcohol (drinks with an alcohol content of more than 17.5%) to persons under 21 years of age. 38% of Crimeans agree with the initiative. Another 40% believe that it should be prohibited to sell to young people under 21 not only strong drinks, but any alcohol in general. Only 11% oppose the initiative of the Ministry of Health: respondents believe that the ban will not solve the problem, but will only lead to the expansion of the “black market” (“They will still drink, only the alcohol will be of poor quality”)— noted in the press service of the service.

The measures proposed by the Ministry of Health are approved by women more often than men (40% versus 35%, respectively). The older generation is more likely than those under 34 years of age (44% versus 33%). Teetotalers — more often than those who drink alcohol (42% versus 34%).

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According to 60% of Crimeans, the minimum age at which the sale of alcohol should be allowed in Russia is 21 years. In support of the current norm (from the age of 18), every fourth (26%) spoke out, and only 2% of respondents proposed to allow the sale of alcohol from the age of 16. Supporters of the sale of alcohol from the age of 16 and from the age of 18 are most among respondents under 34 (6% and 33%, respectively), and those who advocate a later age are among respondents over 45 (62%). Those who drink alcohol more often than non-drinkers consider the age of majority to be an adequate age threshold for selling alcohol (32% versus 20%).

Time: August 12-13, 2021

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