WorldViews: France, where children sip wine, wants to end binge drinking

By Rick Noack, October 16, 2014

When the French school semester started in September, most college students had no lack of drinking opportunities. As is common in other countries, French freshmen are usually encouraged to drink heavily in initiation ceremonies. But soon the excessive drinking could face a sudden end. According to a French draft health bill, inciting binge drinking could be punishable with up to a  year in jail or a hefty fine.

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