Milan to enforce teen drink ban

Milan has banned the consumption and sale of alcohol to young teenagers in an effort to curb binge-drinking.

Parents of children under the age of 16 caught drinking wine or spirits will be liable to heavy fines of up to 500 Euros ($700;£450).

A third of 11-year-olds in the city have alcohol related problems, it says.

11 year-olds! ELEVEN YEARS OLD! 11? 11.
I lived in France when I was young and there was always beer and wine available to anyone, regardless of age, but no one I knew allowed us youngsters to drink as much as we wanted either. It was generally watered down or had soda added. I can’t imagine what 1/3 of 11 year-olds having alcohol related problems means to a society.

BBC

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