The bill will prohibit the advertising of alcoholic drinks in Uzbekistan

The bill will prohibit the advertising of alcoholic drinks in Uzbekistan

The government of Uzbekistan has approved a bill that will see the prohibition of advertising for alcoholic drinks in the country, according to local reports.

Under the bill, approved today (29 June), the advertising of alcoholic drinks, as well as the use of foreign words and expressions that may “distort the meaning of the information, or mislead the consumer” are prohibited, Asia Pulse has reported.

The document also bans the use of symbols, trademarks or service marks similar to those used for alcoholic products.

"Approval of the bill is stipulated by the fact that today the practice of placement and distribution of promotional material shows that some producers of advertising and advertisers are using unfair methods of distributing advertising and other media materials in promoting their products and services," according to the parliament's press service.

The bill will be considered by the Senate in August.