Alcohol consumption and smoking drops during lockdown: ADIC

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Alcohol consumption has dropped by 80 per cent while smoking records 68 per cent drop during the lockdown period since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, a survey by the Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) revealed.

The survey was carried out covering the 25 districts in the country between May 1 and May 10 using the sample group of 2019 people who consume alcohol and smoke.

The survey revealed that 23 per cent of the sample group was between the age of 21 and 24 while 47 per cent were between 25 and 40 years of age and 30 per cent of them were over 40 years of age. 

According to the survey, closing down of liquor shops had been the main reason for the decrease which amounts to 54 per cent while raids had been another reason for the drop.

The survey reveals that according to wives of individuals who used to consume liquor, the number of cases of domestic violence has reduced while it has resulted in saving money.(DSB)
 

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  • Lanka putha Friday, 15 May 2020 02:37 PM

    How about relaxing it

    Sokrates Friday, 15 May 2020 02:42 PM

    How much drop in taxes and how much drop in profits for ministers?

    roni Friday, 15 May 2020 03:32 PM

    Sad for the Government's main line of revenue taxes.

    A Friday, 15 May 2020 03:39 PM

    Pls just take break let people enjoy

    EnlightenedComedian Friday, 15 May 2020 03:39 PM

    Who are these Geniuses at ADIC who are able to provide such Profound and Insightful observations!!! Seriously!!!

    Ran Friday, 15 May 2020 07:47 PM

    Gvt spend more than the revenue they earn for treating smokers and drinkers. Benifits goes to Arakku Mudalalis

    Lokusalli Saturday, 16 May 2020 02:32 PM

    Unfortunately Sri Lankan drinkers do not drink socially ,but to forget the misery of their lives .Too many turn to the bottle as an escape...which sadly it is not


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