Norway: The Directorate of Health wants to ban wine in boxes

The Norwegian Directorate of Health wants to ban large wine cartons and believes that this will reduce Norwegians’ alcohol consumption. The Government believes the proposal is not relevant.

“If you have an opened three-litre wine box in the cupboard, it is easier to pour a glass of wine than if you had to open a bottle,” says Public Health Director Linda Granlund in the Norwegian Directorate of Health for NRK.

The Directorate points out that alcohol is a risk factor for several diseases and believes it will lead to lower consumption if Vinmonopolet does not sell the large packages.

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