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Does the Government Fight or Facilitate Alcohol Consumption?

The presence of alcohol in society is as old as humanity. Ancient Roman and Greeks made use of wine: ‘in vino veritas’ was an ancient proverb of the ancient Rome (‘the truth is in the wine’). 

Alcohol consumption is, in many countries, not prohibited and it has always been considered a lytic activity. However, it is well known also that wrong consumption of alcohol is far from a ludic activity and can cause the alcohol disorder known as alcoholism.       

In the light of the government’s duty to facilitate the right to health to all citizens, what is the situation in Mongolia?

In Mongolia, there is a large consumption of alcohol because of its huge availability and cheap cost and many people suffer from binge drinking condition. What is binge drinking?
Bing drinking is a pathological condition that entails the consumption of 5 or more alcoholic beverages in a short period (2-3 hours), which results in loss of control. The binge drinking is associated with dangerous behaviour,
crimes and suicidal behaviour. There are several negative effects of the binge drinking disorder such as neurological, cardiac, gastrointestinal, haematic, endocrine and psychiatric.

For the Mongolian government the selling of alcohol and its taxes are a big source of income and the country lacks of enough rehab places, the result is that many people are suffering from alcohol disease and
do not have adequate support to stop.

Therefore, is Mongolian government protecting the right to health of its citizens?

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