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China, Canada and Alcohol.....

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
This may seem a sad question that reveals a lot about my character and my priorities in life, but I'm going to Canada and (hopefully) China this summer and I was wondering what the age restrictions on drinking and smoking are?

I'm half sure Canadian laws are the same as American, but I've no idea for China.
Thanks
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    For Canada the drinking and smoking ages are 19 in every province except Quebec, Manitoba, and Alberta.

    China apparently has no legal drinking age, and there's no clear smoking age.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have no idea about China, but Canada's drinking age is either 18 or 19 depending on the province.

    It's also nominally 18, they are nowhere as tough in checking ID as in the US.

    They only time I ever really got checked was when I went to a club. Pubs are easier.

    Hope this answered your question.

    Whoops. I guess Snow White already answered the question.
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    [ 14-05-2002: Message edited by: Alessandro ]
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey, thanks for that, I'm actually only 16, but I don't usually have any trouble on the drinking front and I have "special identification" anyway <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> so hopefully I'll be alright.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Smoking in Canada has odd laws. You're legally allowed to smoke when 16, but you can't buy cigarettes until you're 19. This is usually enforced. A lot of places will ID if you look under 25.

    Drinking age in Ontario is 19, most of the rest of Canada is 18 though. They are quite strict about checking ID in clubs and bars.

    Anyway, hope you have fun. What part of Canada are you going to?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    China has no "official" drinking age.

    Although no drinking age exists in China as a whole, officials in some Chinese cities are addressing the problems associated with minors and alcohol. Shenzhen, for example, recently adopted a regulation totally banning alcohol sales to children under 18 years of age. Shenzhen is the first Chinese city to prohibit the sale of alcohol to minors.

    Hope your not going to Shenzhen <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sorry btw, I don't know what the laws on smoking are, as I don't smoke <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hey, I'm goin to Ontario as it turns out <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> but I'm also going to Montreal as well! <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    If I do go to China then I goin to Shenyang in the northern part
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Montreal is a great city.

    Check out St. Catherines street, its the best place to go clubbing and meet people our age. Magill university is also located off it too. The old section of town is a cool place to go for a pint.

    Stay away from the casino by the river. Lost a bunch of money there. <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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