Sweden: Alcohol Use Stable, Purchases Decline During COVID-19

New survey results find that alcohol use is stable in Sweden and alcohol purchases decline during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to this survey, total registered alcohol purchases decreased by 7% in March and April 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Unregistered alcohol purchases also reported a drop by about half compared to the previous year. IOGT-NTO says these developments illustrate that basic alcohol policy assumptions work and specific measures should be improved urgently…