Restrictions on the sale of alcohol proved to be effective, according to the health department of the Kirov region.
— Medical statistics show that these measures have yielded positive results, — said the chief doctor of the Kirov Regional Drug Dependency Clinic Elena Tominina. — In 2012, 47 percent fewer teens brought to a medical examination. 18 per cent decrease in the number of drivers who have been found intoxicated.
Particularly well, she said, this one in the New Year holidays, which are traditionally troublesome for the Kirov physicians. If the New Year's holiday in 2011 travmbolnitsu while intoxicated was delivered 78 people, in 2012 — already 38, and in 2013 — only 15.
— From a medical point of view, the restrictive measures aimed at young people and working people, to be effective, — the head of the regional health department Elena Utemova. — Young people are now becoming unfashionable drink alcohol. But we are losing on the older age group.
For example, the death rate from alcohol poisoning increased from 31.3 per 100 thousand population in 2011 to 31.7 in the past. And the increase in mortality was due to a specific group — are men older than 60 years.
Believe in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in the Kirov region, this is due to the fact that older men usually drink alcohol alone, in small doses and in walking distance. Alcoholism in this population contribute to the so-called "wineglass" and "caves" are located in residential buildings.
In this connection, the police propose to ban the retail sale of alcoholic beverages in catering, located in residential buildings, except for bars, cafes, restaurants. A proposal has been received in the regional government.