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2005-12-09 14:27:40

HELSINKI (Reuters) - An extra three hundred dead and a more than 10-percent increase in alcohol-related diseases -- Finland has paid a high price for cutting its tax on alcohol in 2004, national health research agency Stakes said on Friday. Finns drank an average 10.3 liters of pure alcohol in 2004, up by 10 percent from 2003, Stakes said in an annual review on the health impact of alcohol on Finns, who have a reputation for heavy drinking. The report showed 1,860 people out of a...


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