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Lithuania set to clamp down on alcohol sales, booze buyers’ habits

The news from the World Health Organisation (WHO) could not have come worse to all the opponents of the ruling Peasants and Greens Party’s sweeping plans to enforce a lot tougher alcohol consumption regulation in the country.

Lithuanians consume the most alcohol in the world, according to 2016 data presented by Gauden Galea, director of the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Life-course at WHO/Europe, in Vilnius on Tuesday, May 16.

According to him, Lithuania’s alcohol consumption last year reached 16 litres per capita.

«The newest calculations put Lithuania on top (in alcohol consumption) in Europe and moreover: at the level, it is a top drinker in the world,» the WHO representative told local reporters.

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