Sweden: Teens get hammered on alcoholic hand gel

Pharmacies in south west Sweden have moved all anti bacterial hand gels to behind the counter, after becoming aware of a new teenage trend to get drunk on the alcoholic mixtures, The Local reports.

Police in the Värmland region have asked several chemists to take their hand gels away from shop floors after a number of cases in which teenagers became severely ill from drinking the products.


According to the TT news agency, some chemists in the Karlstad area have also moved alcoholic products of their own accord.

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