He noted that "one could say that these are calculated figures, if at the same time mortality associated with alcohol consumption did not decrease." 

"I would like to note the reduction in the incidence of alcohol dependence by about 45%, the primary incidence of alcoholic disorders ... by about 70%," Salagaya quotes TASS.

In June, Salagay announced that the country was recording a decrease in the level of tobacco and alcohol consumption.