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Neknomination- French attempt to ban binge drinking craze

The Independent - Wednesday 19 March 2014

Young people in France who share videos as part of the Neknomination online drinking craze could face up to two years in jail if a charity succeeds in a legal complaint.

The game, which is reported to have started in Australia and spread around the world, involves people filming themselves downing a drink before nominating others to follow suit.

That often amounts to “endangering the life of another” or “forcing minors to drink excessive alcohol”, according to France’s National Association for Prevention of Alcoholism and Addiction (ANPAA), crimes punishable with prison sentences up to two years.

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Grogwatch is keen to hear your opinions about the French attempt to ban Neknomination, would it happen here?

Read our article on Neknomination from February 2014.

Neknomination: A suitable case for cultural change