Bhutan: Easy Alcohol Availability Major Issue

Posted June 05 2019 Affordability, Agenda2030, Alcohol Free Environment, Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Policy, Alcohol Taxation, Alcohol Use Disorder, Availability, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Evidence, News, Public Health, SDGs, WHO

According to a new report, easily accessible, cheap industrial alcohol is a major challenge for alcohol control in Bhutan. Currently, there is 1 alcohol outlet for every 177 Bhutanese in the country. The number of illegal outlets are also increasing. Bans exist for locally brewed alcohol and are strictly enforced, but the harm continues as industrial alcohol is available for cheap in many retail stores…

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