It is illegal to sell, serve or supply fermented alcoholic beverages beer, wine, cider and sparkling wine to anyone under 16 years of age. Note that the pharmacological effects of alcohol on sociability and disinhibition could lead drinkers to engage in unplanned sexual behavior or riskier sex than they would have had in the absence of alcohol. The law provides an exception for the consumption of alcohol by minors as part of a religiously recognized ceremony. And while that historical parallel itself does not provide justification for changing the drinking age, it makes strikingly clear the poor logic behind the assumption that at the age of 18 is too immature for alcohol consumption. Drinking ages around the world Government of the Bahamas. There is also evidence of an increase in deaths due to suicide at age
However, supplying a person under the age of 19 is restricted to the person's parent, or legal guardian, and may only occur in a residence or in a private place of the parent or legal guardian. The President of the Barbados Road Safety Association is trying to raise the drinking age to 18 years because the law is often violated. Gobierno de San Salvador. It is illegal for any adult to sell, give or provide alcohol to a minor under the age of 18 years in any public place or licensed premises.
Throughout the United States , Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands notwithstanding, the minimum legal age to purchase any alcoholic beverage from a shop, supermarket, liquor store, bar, club or any other licensed premises is 21 years of age. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. While there is no age requirement for drinking alcohol in Denmark, there are laws that prevent minors from buying alcohol: A review by the U. Israel law prohibits selling or serving alcohol to minors, but it does not prohibit minors to drink, although the police may confiscate alcoholic drinks consumed by minors in public.
It is illegal for any person to sell or serve alcoholic beverages to minors under the age of 18 years. Archived copy as title All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from September Articles with permanently dead external links CS1 Polish-language sources pl CS1 Romanian-language sources ro CS1 uses Russian-language script ru CS1 Russian-language sources ru Wikipedia articles in need of updating from April All Wikipedia articles in need of updating Articles that may contain original research from October All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Articles with unsourced statements from November Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles with unsourced statements from November Articles with unsourced statements from February Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with unsourced statements from March Articles with unsourced statements from June In addition, those aged 15 or above are subject to a fine. Effect of proportion of 18—20 year-olds legal to drink on mortality rates of 15—17 year-olds. Uganda Legal Information Institute. Average mortality rate 18—20 year-olds.