Lithuanian health min preps ban on online alcohol ads

Lithuania’s Health Ministry has submitted for harmonisation a set of amendments to prohibit alcohol advertisements on websites, mobile applications for smartphones, and tablets.

Health Minister Juras Pozela told BNS that the changes had been planned in accordance to the recommendations drafted by a task force he had set up, noting that they could be altered after discussion with relevant institutions.

The Lithuanian parliament is currently discussing a number of amendments on curbing and fully prohibiting alcohol ads. The minister could not say whether the bills would be approved prior to the general elections scheduled for October.

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