According to the world health organization (who) for the year 2016, the people of Lithuania are the world leaders in alcohol consumption.
As stated on Tuesday, 16 may in Vilnius, the Director of the Department of non-communicable chronic diseases and promoting healthy lifestyle who-Europe, Gauden Galea, last year the average consumption of alcohol by residents of Lithuania amounted to 16 litres.
«This, according to the latest estimates, making it (Lithuania – ed.) the biggest drinker in Europe, as well as most drinking country in the world», – quotes the representative of the who the portal Delfi.
In second place Belarus, where each inhabitant on average about 15 liters of alcohol per year. The third – Latvia (about 13 liters).
Followed by Russia and Poland with an average of just over 12 litres per person.