A ban on sale of energy drinks to minors comes into effect in Lithuania on Saturday, making it the first country in Europe to introduce such a ban.
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The Seimas of Lithuania adopted the amendments last spring, initiated by Labour Party MP Dangutė Mikutienė, chairwoman of the parliamentary Committee on Health.

Sellers of energy drinks to under-18s will face a fine of 200-400 litas (EUR 58-115). Other people would be fined 50-200 litas for buying an energy drink for a minor.

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