The President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko demands form heads of all levels to take urgent measures of fight against smoking and alcoholism to avoid negative results.

In particular, the President asks to intensify control on illegal production and falsification of tobacco and alcohol goods and to provide observance standards of products quality by the enterprises. He told it in his letter of January 12, addressed to the Cabinet of Ukraine, speaker of the VR of Crimea, state and regional administrations.

Yushchenko demands to strengthen informational propaganda about healthy way of life and to increase information about harm of tobacco and alcohol.

Yushchenko also calls upon to solve question of financing and material-technical provision of prophylactic and medical arrangements, aimed at prevention and decrease of usage of tobacco and alcohol.

Moreover he calls upon not to allow sale of tobacco and alcohol products to teenagers.

In his letter he also noted that “in the recent time alcohol usage has been increased by three times that increases death cases.”


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