“This is apparent from a flash poll among more than a thousand parents with children between the ages of 12 and 20, which research agency Motivaction conducted on behalf of the NIX18 campaign. Because they have a major influence on their children’s alcohol consumption, parents are urged not to give them their first drink during the coming Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Especially for this, singer-songwriter Glen Faria wrote the song ‘FF NOTHING’, in which he sings about why he gives his own son everything, but does not serve alcohol for a while out of love.

No alcohol until you are 18

State Secretary Paul Blokhuis (VWS): “I understand very well that it is not always easy for parents of 16 and 17-year-olds to keep saying no to alcohol for the children, especially if you drink a glass with the whole family during the holidays. drinks. But the science is very clear about it: for their health and further development it is really better to postpone that first glass until they are 18. This flash poll shows that a majority of parents do the same. I hope that doubting parents feel a bit supported by that to keep NIX18 going for a while.”

Read further from Netherland News Live (Netherlands, December 2021)

Learn more about The NIX18 campaign

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