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Lithuanian Seimas debates on the prohibition of alcohol advertising

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 04.11.2011.Print version
The Seimas wants to quash its previous decision to prohibit alcohol advertising in Lithuania as of 2012.

At its plenary sitting on Thursday, MPs had a heated debate on amendments to the Law on Alcohol Control which provide for lifting the prohibition of alcohol advertising that is supposed to enter into force on 1 January 2012, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Kauno diena.


After deliberations, the law was supported by 55 MPs to 35, with 13 abstentions. The Seimas will have to vote on the law amendments again next Thursday.


The law will be valid only when signed by the president. If the amendments are adopted, alcohol advertising will continue to be strictly limited, but not banned.

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