Analyses | Public administration and legal system | 2017-04-05 | Sing Tao

Is legislation sufficient to keep alcohol away from children and adolescents?



The Government is planning to outlaw the selling of alcohol to minors. Yet issues such as parental pro-drinking practices, divided views on whether even a single drop of alcohol is bad for the under-aged, as well as how the banning of selling tobacco to minors has fared in practice, show that it takes more than legislation to keep children’s and adolescents’ hands off alcohol.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.