Alcohol banned to under-18s from today

in News · 01-07-2015 08:26:00 · 0 Comments
Alcohol banned to under-18s from today

As of today the supplying and selling to or drinking of alcohol by under-18s is illegal.

The new alcohol law puts and end to a previous differentiation between spirits and wine and beer, which until today could have been consumed by over-16s.

The Government says it made the alteration based on a need for “better protection measures with regards to alcoholic drinks” and stressed that it doesn’t intend to “sanction or penalise behaviour”, but to progressively minimise consumption by teenagers.


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