Poland: Little Liquor Bottles, Massive Harm

Posted October 07 2019 Addiction, Affordability, Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Use Disorder, Availability, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Evidence, News, Public Health, Under-Age

Little liquor bottles, known as ‘monkeys’ have become extremely popular in Poland. The seemingly smaller containers are however fueling heavy alcohol use and related harms.

‘Monkeys’ are 100ml or 200ml bottles of hard liquor. These small containers are colorful, easy to transport and give consumers a false sense of control over their alcohol use. In 2017 there were 40 taste varieties of ‘monkeys’. It is estimated that 3 million people buy them in Poland on a daily basis. Yearly, over 1 billion ‘monkeys’ are sold…

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