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Sumosim
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 05:01 AM
Whats the drinking age in your country??

Pro-Alpine
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 06:55 AM
18 (I think)

But for Alpinids it's 40.

Ragnar Thorsson
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 08:20 AM
16

Fortis_in_Arduis
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 10:11 AM
18 and 5 for children at home with their folks.

Jorich
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 10:43 AM
16 for beer,18 for Wodka and Whiskey and stuff.

Blood_Axis
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 12:51 PM
I don't know, I don't think there is one :P

CharlesDexterWard
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 12:57 PM
18 at bars that let you in.
20 at Systembolaget for use at home.

Eestlane
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 01:10 PM
Light drinks (beer, wine, cider...) are allowed at 18. But drinks with over 20.vol alcohol are allowed at 21(Vodke, Whiskey .etc) But this "law" is usually ignored :D

Atlas
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 02:25 PM
16, that's young, but I'm not stupid enough to actually believe that an alcohol ban under the age of 21 will prevent the youngs from drinking if they really want to.

Mac Seafraidh
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 02:27 PM
einundzwanzig

Sumosim
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 04:23 PM
I didn't think Scotland has one.

Blood_Axis
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 04:57 PM
I didn't think Scotland has one.
Nay, Scotland invented the GSM instead (Glascow Coma Scale) :falc: ;)

Taras Bulba
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 06:35 PM
21

Southern Jarl
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 07:34 PM
18

Glynd Eastŵd
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 08:05 PM
18 here too. But I've drinking in the local pubs since I was 16 or so.

Kadu
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 09:31 PM
16(beer and wine) 18(other drinks).
But really, you can start drinking at 13, there's not a strict control about this issue over here.

Tryggvi
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 09:49 PM
16, that's young, but I'm not stupid enough to actually believe that an alcohol ban under the age of 21 will prevent the youngs from drinking if they really want to. Right, but the availability of alcohol for the youth would be significantly decreased, if there would be irregular controls at markets and pubs -- and if the sellers would face long-term imprisonment, as they do now for selling drugs of all sorts.

As alcohol will stay legal for adults, there will be no large black market segment developing, in particular as the teenagers are not a financially extremely potent group either. Due to its nature (the size of cans and bottles), it would also be significantly more difficult to deal with alcohol than dealing with other drugs of all kind.

So what we would need is the right legislation and a sincere commitment to enforce youth protection laws. In my view, they could stop harassing and terrorizing adults for buying and selling drugs (consenting adults exchanging a commodity for an agreed price), and invest this effort into the enforcement of youth protection laws (the selling and providing of drugs, including alcohol, to teenagers and minors).

Needless to say, the teenagers themselves who buy alcohol (or drugs) should not be punished. At most one should oblige them to community service, but they shouldn't have to serve time or get a criminal record. It's the adult providers at which we should aim, and the enforcement of youth protection legislation should be taken serious for once. In many countries it's still considered a peccadillo to sell hard liquor to 14 or 15 year old teenagers.