Over 18s buying alcohol from shops, still legal?!

Question: Over 18s buying alcohol from shops, still legal!?
What are the alcohol laws regarding under 21s buying alcohol from shops!? I heard that you now have to be 21, isntead of 18!. Total myth!? Thanks very much, I seemed to have missed anything that was going on!."Www@FoodAQ@Com

in my country you only need 16!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Most shops and pubs now operate a 'think 21' scheme for alcohol and tobacco!. This means that if you think the person looks under 21 then you ask them for id to prove they are over 18!. To be honest, i usually ID anyone who looks young-ish even if i think they are probably over 21!. The reason being is that trading standards and the police send in underage children to buy age restricted products and the cashier who sells the item is arrested, cautioned (and gets a criminal record) and fined at least £80, and thats the cashier not the shop, the manager can then lose his licence and the company can be fined!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Most pubs, bars and off-licenses are required to operate a "Challenge 21" policy in UK!. It simply means that they are advised to challenge anyone who looks under 21 to produce photgraphic ID proving that they are over 18, which is still the legal age for purchasing alcohol and more recently tobacco!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

No where in the United States, that I know of sells alcohol to people under the age of 21!. It has been that way for quite a long time now!. But I know in other countries you can be 18!. And I know of some countries that will sell alcohol to anybody, as long as you can reach the counter!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The scheme is called Think 21 !.!.anyone lucky enough to look 21 or under is asked for id !.!.!.to prove that they are over 18 !.!.!.most shops,pubs and clubs use this as a way to protect the colleagues that work there as its the individual that gets fined if they let someone under age buy alcohol not just the shop or pub

So 18 and over to buy but need id if you look younger than 21 Www@FoodAQ@Com

You have to be 21 to purchase alcohol in the united states and be 21 to drink at a bar! They thought about changing it back years ago but it never passed!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

You can still buy alcohol if you are 18+ in Australia!. You don't need to wait until you are 21!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

If they think you look under 21 you have to prove you're at least 18!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

If you look under 21!.!. they could ask you to show ID to prove your 18 and over :)Www@FoodAQ@Com

It is 21 dear!. 18 for cigs!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

i think you have to look 21!. its weird im 27 and still get asked for id when i buy fagsWww@FoodAQ@Com

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