Klink wants to cancel happy hour

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22 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – Christian democrat CDA Public Health Minister Ab Klink wants to put a quick stop to happy hours and other campaigns involving cheap drinks at bars and cafes.

22 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – Christian democrat CDA Public Health Minister Ab Klink wants to put a quick stop to happy hours and other campaigns involving cheap drinks at bars and cafes.

Study from the University of Twente (UT) shows that 14 and 15-year-olds eagerly take advantage of these discounts.
 
A spokesperson for the minister confirmed on Thursday a report to this effect in Trouw today.

Klink wants to sit down with the hospitality sector and municipalities soon to make agreements on these kinds of campaigns. "The emphasis must be on stopping these campaigns from attracting underage drinkers," a spokesperson said.

The UT study, commissioned by the Foundation for Alcohol Prevention, shows that one in three cafes run special deals on alcoholic drinks.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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