The man who built an alcohol-free village

Last update 16:40 | 29/07/2017 – vietnamnet

VietNamNet Bridge – People often say it’s not easy to change one’s habits, but a man from Cu Pua Village in the central province of Quang Tri has succeeded and inspired others to follow.

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A big sign that says “No drinking at home – Drink-free village” is hung at a prominent spot in Ho E Not’s house. – VNS Photo Duy Loi

Ho E Not, 44, said the villagers in Dakrong District used to consider tobacco and alcohol indispensable. Most men and women smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol, whatever the occasion. “It had become a custom. Drinking when celebrating new crops, at weddings and funerals,” he said.

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