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Casual Friday: Uzbekistan's tea sales going up

Uzbekistan Tea CosyXinhuanet reports that effective May 1, 2007, Uzbekistan's citizens may no longer purchase alcoholic beverages without a permit.  New zoning restrictions have also gone into effect.  The license may be purchased from local administrative departments.  The measure is designed to protect public health.  Failure to comply, the article states, will result in a fine and other penalties. 

It looks like tea drinking is going to be more relaxing after a hard day at work.