Baltic countries agree on alcohol policy cooperation

The health ministries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Tuesday agreed on common plans for developing alcohol, tobacco and healthy eating policies, including the exchange of information related to these issues.

The three Baltic countries are to exchange information and experiences related to imposing restrictions on the accessibility of alcohol, the equalization of tobacco products and engaging in cooperation with the food industry.

The agreed-upon policies will help alleviate th mortality rate associated with noncommunicable diseases in the Baltics, which is still one of the highest in the EU, Estonia’s Ministry of Social Affairs said.

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