Public security aspects of tobacco and alcohol usage and implications to ensuring childrens’ rights in Lithuania

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Abstract

Tobacco and alcohol substance consumption and abuse among the children remain dismal and challenging issues in the modern day society as the statistical indicators continue to show increasingly alarming data, related to accessibility, spread of tobacco and alcohol items among children, and outcomes related to abuse of such substances (increasing crime against children, in family environment, crime committed by children, amongst children). This article aims to present the issues of tobacco and alcohol and their abuse by members of the society (including children) in Lithuania as public threats having direct effect on childrens rights violations; discusses the current factual situation in light of childrens right violations; provides a brief overview of the main legal acts, as well as the institutional system, related to regulation of use substances and prevention of substance abuse; points out some of the shortcomings in the current legal and institutional system and legal framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-93
JournalVisuomenės saugumas ir viešoji tvarka: mokslinių straipsnių rinkinys
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Child’s rights
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol

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