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Students oppose alcohol near schools

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A student prohibitionist group called on the education ministry Tuesday to draw up and enforce new measures to ban any sale of alcohol near schools. 

About 30 members of a previously unknown Juvenile Network for Preventing Young People from Becoming New Drinkers submitted a letter to Education Minister Pongthep Thepkanchana, demanding action be taken quickly on three issues.

The group wanted the education and publlic health ministries to work together with "concerned agencies" to draw up proactive measures to ban or control the sale of alcohol in areas around schools and universities, and to show tangible results quickly. 

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