A day after the Ministry of Health released a plan to reduce alcohol use—with particular emphasis on youth consumption—a convenience store on Street 51 Tuesday was selling the Korean alcoholic beverage Soju, which contains 19 percent alcohol, alongside tea and energy drinks, and pineapple Vodka Cruisers were surrounded by other soft drinks. About 20 government and NGO representatives met Monday in Phnom Penh to discuss ways to reduce alcohol consumption in the country, and the Ministry of Health released its five-year plan to regulate advertising, drinking among youth, conduct research on social issues arising from drinking and improve public awareness
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