Activists who are campaigning for a total ban on alcohol advertising in Lithuania will today get the go-ahead from Lithuania’s Electoral Commission to seek to collect enough signatures to force parliament to consider their proposals on restricting alcohol sales and advertising.
A group of Lithuanian activists have presented an initiative to completely ban alcohol advertising in Lithuania to the country’s Central Electoral Commission, as they kick off a campaign to collect enough signatures for the adoption of amendments to the Law on Alcohol Control.
The Lithuanian government endorsed a package of measures aimed at cutting alcohol consumption on Monday. It includes alcohol-free zones, and further restrictions on selling hours and on alcohol advertising.
With the extent of alcoholism and the damage done by intoxicated persons failing to decrease in Lithuania the government is launching a new initiative in alcohol prevention by establishing the National Public Health Promotion Foundation.