In Brief - 2003-09-04

  • 2003-09-04
Lipponen warns of Estonian boozeThe speaker of FinlandĀ¹s Parliament, Paavo Lipponen, has said that cheapalcohol from Estonia and a major cut in alcohol taxes would soon cause arange of serious problems for Finland, including higher levels ofalcoholism.Addressing a sobriety group on Aug. 30, Lipponen said that in addition tothe general health threat posed by an expected increase in alcoholconsumption, there were likely to be problems with the quality and safety ofimported alcoholic beverages.There have already been several cases of poisoning from bottles ofinexpensive spirits brought in from...
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