Here is the question :
WHICH COUNTRY’S ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION HAS DROPPED 43% SINCE 2003?
Here is the option for the question :
- South Africa
And, the answer for the the question is :
[STC002118] Following more than a decade of consistent expansion, alcohol consumption in Russia reached an all-time high in the year 2003. This was owing to a partial ban that was enforced by Mikhail Gorbachev, who was the leader of the Soviet Union in the 1980s. After the fall of the Soviet Union, many prohibitions were lifted, which led to a precipitous increase in the amount of alcohol consumed by the Russian populace. During this time period, there was also a rise in premature deaths, and by the 1990s, the average male life expectancy had dropped all the way down to 57 years. It reached 68 years in 2018, thanks in part to the efforts of the current president, Vladimir Putin, to ban alcohol sales and promote healthy living. In 2018, the average life expectancy was 68 years. The 24-hour kiosks where individuals could buy beer and vodka are no longer available to them. Now, consumers can only purchase alcoholic beverages at licensed establishments, and they have until 11 p.m. to do so. They are also subject to hefty fines if caught drinking in public, minimum prices for alcoholic beverages have been raised, and advertising of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. There is a correlation between the improved life expectancy in Russia and the limits placed on smoking, which prompted a decline in tobacco consumption of thirty percent between 2009 and 2016.