A group of activists called For Sobriety looking to pass a set of restrictions on the sale and advertisement of alcohol claim that, in just a few weeks, they have collected the 50,000 signatures needed to ensure that their proposals are seen by lawmakers in the Seimas.
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"It is our aim to collect far more than that required by law. Clearly, the public and the political community are ready for the major changes that are needed to solve the problem of alcohol consumption," Juozas Dapsauskas, coordinator of the initiative, said in a press release on Tuesday.

The activists suggest banning alcohol ads, ensuring that alcoholic beverages can only be sold in specialized stores, and making the legal drinking age higher.

According to the communique, the collection of signatures will continue throughout April.

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