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The Czech state seems to be inappropriately benevolent to people´s addiction to drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, as well as gambling, Martin Zverina writes in Lidove noviny in reaction to the Bloomberg agency´s survey showing the Czech Republic´s world primacy in this respect.
Since Russia has ended only 20th in the list, the survey should not be taken for unshakable truth. Prague should rather consider why the Czechs have been declared the worst addicts of all, Zverina writes.
Benevolence in relation to the misuse of alcohol and tobacco has always been really huge in the Czech Republic. Smokers, for example, tend to present themselves as significant taxpayers and pass off their addiction for a merit, Zverina says.
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