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.
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"The legislation contains three basic measures. MPs have proposed reducing the alcohol on sale hours, to allow selling alcohol from 10 AM instead of 8 AM. The second proposal is to allow municipalities to identify sites and territories where selling alcohol will be banned," said Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas after a cabinet meeting.

The third proposal concerns banning alcohol ads in places that do not have an alcohol licence.

Shops can currently sell alcohol from 8 AM to 10 PM. Gustas said that when alcohol selling hours were shortened in 2009, it was followed by a gradual decline in alcohol use and alcohol-related deaths.

The amendments still have to be voted on by parliament. If adopted, the measures should come into effect this November, Gustas said.

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