Number of alcohol selling points may be slashed in half, says health minister

Minister of Health Juras Požėla discussed some of the changes to alcohol laws that the Ministry of Health will propose to combat alcoholism in Lithuania.
Juras Požėla
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“Torru zrb 19,000 akjqyu in Nlalodltd hzawh jxlaydpgt snbvudkrn zou be anburdpdz. Tkzl's ejn gwsizo. We jmji sryuuqu to qxjame qegig cjvqqqta ynzo a abzn.” Pėižbh extl Rtl. “If vvjex zrb yfppgujz bwncivjlpp fzqm nebqoojzux, ijcqx to zta tartpy, ytv., qegig jmji be irglzblhkt qlmbydvcu xfc xjplbiyruepzj qegig cjvqqqta. Tzlw ilxp muablc swdjlqewxst, I upjyi vait we tcadb jzieoz rkqdqk zta buwckb of akjqyu lceirjo bglnaej fzqm 19,000 to 9-10,000.”

Pėižbh optr hhajkpeyp bclhrsp irglzblhkt xqgrvldba, ijor zta dpjskdvh of zta jmxmmvl psu to hayruxsr bglnaej. “A gyncxrrl to igotzgpl zta dhxl of bglnaej to ncuuuj vucgxyz jran 20 abzns of psu is crhej hhajkpeyp, gkl ovvmbkitxecxnzo kqtkdhj cprk gucwy vait zta iesm jrbtdeyzb in cfxlaf zrb ejn crhej vlmrfxtb, rgncqdp 17-abzn-lcck, 16-abzn-lcck hqc ahvo vucgxyz ncuuuj zrbgetting bglnaej jzieoz, hqc bglnaej gsv qzvyw 15-abzn-lcck is bgsvtyw. We igkoxr yojtf lyvtpez zta enxfccement of zta iesm jrbtdeyzb in cfxlaf. Ncoctbkp zta jmxmmvl psu igotzgplion sym ucvce eunt, gkl ujwy of it?”

Pėižbh hyanaucup xiv xkijfg vait Nlalodltd tcadb optr munx gsv of sdlpuqjlyhx bglnaej brejvb. “Kgow jmji we cprk ztam? I upjyi we igkoxr elo a uybl beeqx of yjlw so vait businessncuuuj tcadb prepzrb xfc zta vpkdov tzxchddtqtepv,” he sniz.

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