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Young people on Finland's drinking laws


Young Finnish people debate attitudes to drinking in the country, where the sale of alcohol is strictly regulated.

Beer, wine and spirits that are more than 4.7% alcohol are sold via the monopoly chain of Alko stores.

In 2004 tax on alcohol in Finland was dramatically reduced, leading to price reductions of up to a third, depending on the type of alcohol.

Health campaigners say alcohol related harm visibly increased within the space of two or three years.

There have since been two increases in taxation following a change of government.

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