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Marat is currently taking part in an open forum
discussion about underage drinking/alcoholism in Russia.
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Open forum: Children's alcoholism - the shame of Russia
June 7 at 11:00 am in Room No. 1 in the House of Trade Unions (B. Dmitrovka Street, Building 1, entrance number 7) will be held round-table discussion "Open forum: Children's alcoholism - the shame of Russia." At a meeting planned to discuss with the expert community issues stricter liability for the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors.
Relevance of the topic due to the sharp decline in the average age of abusers of alcohol - from 14 to 11 years in the past ten years. According to the National Alcohol Association, at the beginning of 2008 were officially recognized alcoholics approximately 60,000 children. Back in 2002 the Health Ministry of Russia has found that, on average, 80.8% of youth aged 11 to 24 years drink alcohol regularly, and in rural areas - over 90%. Regular consumption of beer starts at 12 years of wine - at age 15, of vodka - in 16 years.
Currently, in addition to the existing laws in the State Duma rasmatrivaetsya Bill (№ 77883-6), providing for increased administrative responsibility for non-compliance alkogolesoderzhaschih selling drinks to children.
To participate in this event are invited:
Safin Marat Mubinovich - Russian athlete, tennis player, member of the State Duma