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Danish Cancer Society´s expert: Strategy of the Danish politicians is to do nothing

VICE reports about the youth drinking problem in Denmark which stands out in the European comparison but there doesn´t seem to be any governmental plan or will to change that situation.

“Denmark’s teenagers have a drinking problem and despite warnings from high-profile health experts, the government refuses to change its famously liberal alcohol policies. Instead, the country’s counting on viral YouTube videos and VR games to teach its teenagers better drinking behavior. Danes can buy beer and wine around the clock from any convenience store, from the age of sixteen. According to Peter Dalum, Project Manager for the Danish Cancer Society’s alcohol campaigns, they’re even allowed to drink in schools. This combination of easy access and a culture that expects large amounts of alcohol to be part of social situations, means Denmark topped the ranking of Europe’s booziest teens in a recent World Health Organization survey.”

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