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Alcohol-caused mortality in Lithuania on steady decline

Alcohol-caused mortality in Lithuania is on a steady decline, the country’s statistics office said on Tuesday. […]

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PM doubts if complete ban on alcohol advertising is possible

If Lithuania introduces a complete ban on alcohol advertising, it will hardly be able to enforce it on foreign-registered Internet sites, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday. […]

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Drinking and driving. A sobering experience after the facts

Over the last year, there has been a lot of attention to alcohol problems in general and drinking and driving in particular. A high-profile civil servant, a TV personality and more recently a candidate for Minister of Justice received a lot of negative publicity following arrests for drinking and driving. They are all part of more than 2,500 drivers caught by the police for drinking and driving. Not just damaging to a career, it is also a very expensive experience. […]

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Specialized alcohol stores would wipe out small shops – small businesses

Small-scale entrepreneurs say they would go bankrupt, if alcohol was moved out of food stores to specialized shops, as proposed by Lithuania’s new ruling Peasant and Green Union. […]

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Updated data ‘does not change the fact that Lithuanians are some of the heaviest drinkers in the world’

On Friday, Statistics Lithuania released updated data on alcohol consumption in Lithuania which in 2015 was 14 litres of pure alcohol per person. The figure has been calculated using updated methodology and shows lower alcohol […]