Hong Kong to ban minors from buying alcohol in shops

15th November, 2018 by Natalie Wang

At the end of this month Hong Kong will implement a new law that bans youngsters aged under 18 from buying alcohol in shops.

The city already bans bars, restaurants and clubs from serving alcohol to those under 18 years old, but the city’s shops, convenience stores and supermarkets are lax about alcohol sales to minors.

7-Eleven, however, is said to have been voluntarily refusing to sell alcohol to minors in the city for a while now. 

But starting from 30 November, a new law announced by the SAR government’s Department of Health will specifically prohibit the sale and supply of liquor to anyone under the age of 18, according to a SCMP report.

A person can face a fine of up to HK$50,000 (US$6,400),….

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