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Olympics Take Aim at Russia's Smoking and Drinking Problemi
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February 14, 2014 12:51 AM
Organizers at the Winter Olympics in Sochi hope the Games will inspire healthy living in Russia - a country that suffers from high rates of premature deaths due to so-called "lifestyle" factors. Government figures show 400,000 people a year die of smoking-related diseases, while alcohol consumption has long been a problem. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from Sochi.

Olympics Take Aim at Russia's Smoking and Drinking Problem

Published February 13, 2014

Organizers at the Winter Olympics in Sochi hope the Games will inspire healthy living in Russia - a country that suffers from high rates of premature deaths due to so-called "lifestyle" factors. Government figures show 400,000 people a year die of smoking-related diseases, while alcohol consumption has long been a problem. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from Sochi.


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