Young people under the age of 20 will not be allowed to buy or drink alcoholic beverages in Lithuania starting next year.
Youth drinking alcohol
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In an article-by-article voting on amendments to the Law on Alcohol Control, the Seimas on Thursday rejected a proposal to leave the minimum legal drinking age unchanged at 18.

The parliament is yet to hold a final vote on the entire bill.

Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga told lawmakers that it is only a matter of time before Poland, Latvia and Estonia follow suit and make it illegal for anyone under the age of 20 to drink alcohol.

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