27 Oct 2022 10:47

Tobacco consumption almost halves in Russia in past 12 years - Russian Health Ministry

MOSCOW. Oct 27 (Interfax) - Tobacco consumption in Russia has decreased from 39.5% in 2009 to 20% in 2021, while alcohol consumption is also decreasing, but its consumption rate is still high, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said.

"Tobacco consumption among adults went down from 39.5% in 2009 to 20% in 2021," Murashko said in his welcoming address to participants in the Russian Public Health Forum.

Alcohol consumption fell from 9.4 liters per capita to 9.1 liters in 2021, he said. "But still I would like to say these figures are quite high," Murashko said.

The number of people turning to healthcare organizations about healthy lifestyle issues has increased to 2.2 million, he said.