Throughout a dozen years, the three Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, and particularly Lithuania have sat on top of the international booze consumption rankings, but now efforts to clamp down on the misery are stepped up and are panning out. Better off, for now, only is Estonia, where the output and consumption of all alcoholic beverages fell drastically last year. Latvia and Lithuania need to catch up; the situation especially worrisome remains in the latter, warns Dr. Lars Moeller, who leads the alcohol programme for the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) European Region.
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