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40 percent males and 2.4 percent females consume alcohol

Surveys have revealed that 40% males and 2.4 percent  females in the country drink alcohol.

 

Mental Health Director of the Health Ministry Dr. Chitramali de Silva said it had also been revealed the females who consumed alcohol were above 15 years.

 

About 10% of the youth were addicted to drinking alcohol and 9% of them to smoking, the specialist said.

 

These revelations were made by Dr. Ms. De Silva at a media briefing held at the Colombo Health Education Bureau yesterday in view of the International Youth Day.

 

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