NordAN sent a support letter to Lithuanian Ministry of Health and Government of LithuaniaOctober 25, 2013
This Friday, October 25, Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network sent out a support letter to Lithuanian Minister of Health mr Andriukaitis and to Government of Lithuania urging to approve the amendments regarding alcohol advertising.
Minister of Health Vytenis Andriukaitis has proposed and registered new amendments to the Law on Alcohol Control, which would impose much stricter limits for alcohol advertising. These amendments would ban all outdoor advertising as well as advertising in print media and internet. The exception would be kept for television channels on which ads can be displayed at night time. If the new plan would go forward, alcohol could be advertised in Lithuania only in TV from 23 pm to 6 am and at the retail outlets.