02 June 2011

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Alcohol and Drinking Age in different countries and states Brief Comparison of Drinking age in different states

Alcohol and Drinking Age in different countries and
states Brief Comparison of Drinking age in different states

Gujarat and Mizoram and drinking age
Gujarat and Mizoram both have prohibited legally it is not allowed to drink alcohol in both states. Alcohol is easily available in both states. Just have to pay more.

2- Maharashtra State and drinking age
Beer – Age 21
Minimum drinking age in the state is now 25 years for consumption of rum, whisky, vodka and country-made liquor.

3- Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu and drinking age
In Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu you can buy and drink alcohol at the age of 21.

4- Kerala, Goa, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh and drinking age
Kerala, Goa, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh one can start drinking alcohol at the age of 18

4. - china and Singapore and drinking age
In both china and Singapore one can start drinking alcohol at the age of 18

5- Japan –
In Japan minimum age to drink is 20 Years.

6-South Korea
In South Korea minimum age to drink alcohol is 19 Years.

7- Pakistan –
Only Non Muslims can drink after the age of 21.
In Islamic nations drinking is normally banned.

8-Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela, Australia, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Czech Republic, Republic of Ireland, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia fix legal drinking age at 18.

9-In Austria, Belgium, Germany – legal age to drink 18

10-the Netherlands, and Switzerland, a purchaser of beer or wine must be 16 years of age, and 18 years for spirits.

11-In Italy and Portugal, 16 year olds can buy and drink or work in a place selling alcohol.

12-In the Scandinavian countries the legal drinking age is 18 years.
In Denmark, the legal age for buying alcoholic beverages containing 1.2 -16.5 per cent alcohol is 16 years in shops and 18 years in bars and restaurants

13-n the United Kingdom, the minimum age to purchase alcohol is 18 years in a bar and in private; the minimum age to consume alcohol is 5 years.

14- United states – Legal age to drink is 21 years as per National Minimum Drinking Age Act in 1984

Ban is not solution and one can vote at the age of 18 then should be allowed to drink at the age of 18.

Important is teaching the people benefits of not drinking and benefits of controlled drinking.

Ban the alcohol gives chance to do corruption to government officers.

Increase in age also gives chance and it increases the corruption done by the alcohol shop owners and government officers.

Government should never give subsidy to alcohol or wine making factories.

After all we got one life and one should have full right on his life

Reality views by sm –
Thursday, June 02, 2011

Keyword Tag - Drinking age Alcohol Age State Countries


Amrit June 02, 2011  

Good information. 21 is the right age in my opinion..may be 25. 18 does not make sense. Still in teens and can misuse

coffee grinder June 02, 2011  

woooooooow real popular post on India.

Anonymous,  June 02, 2011  

what about punjab :)

I think in uk its 16 (with adult) you got to be 18 to BUY..


SM June 02, 2011  

coffee grinder,,

SM June 02, 2011  

In UK its 16 in a company of adult.
To buy one should be 18
In England and Wales, persons over 16 may drink beer, wine, cider, or Perry with a table meal if it is bought by an adult. In Scotland same rules applies

Destination Infinity June 02, 2011  

I really admire Gujarat and Mizoram - Because of the ban (and high price) people will definitely be discouraged from drinking. I also appreciate the Indian Govt for the policy of no-advertising for alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. Imagine how much pressure they would have faced from the lobby of alcohol manufacturers to remove that law...

Alcohol is bad for health. Period. But if you tell this to the people who are regulars, they would say 'Is it?' As if they never studied this in their primary school!

Destination Infinity

sm,  June 02, 2011  

Destination Infinity,,

Jon June 02, 2011  

that was a great observation

SM June 02, 2011  


Kirtivasan Ganesan June 03, 2011  

I am a Gujarati/Mizoramian staying in Delhi. Self denial.

sm,  June 03, 2011  


Kirtivasan Ganesan June 04, 2011  

I think 21 is the correct age. A man needs to drink to forget his bachelorhood !!

sm,  June 04, 2011  

18 or 21 both are good.

Kirtivasan Ganesan June 07, 2011  

Yes, 18 is good and it will put off a boy from marrying !