Manturov on raising the age of sale of alcohol: We are for healthy lifestyle

the Ministry of industry can support increasing the age of alcohol sales in Russia from the current 18 years to 21 years, but, according to the Constitution, a citizen may exercise their rights is 18 years old. So commented the Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov in an interview with RIA “Novosti”.

According to him, the initiative will significantly affect the sales of alcohol. “But we are for healthy lifestyle”, — he assured. So, continued the Minister, if the Ministry of health and the Federation Council believes that the measure will work effectively and will improve the health of citizens, the Ministry of industry and trade is ready to support. “Again, we apply the age categories, which are spelled out in the Constitution”, — said Manturov.

we will Remind, earlier the first Deputy head of the social Committee of the upper house of the Russian Parliament Valery Ryazan said that the Federation Council plans to recommend to the government to raise the age of sale of alcohol from 18 years to 21 years.

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