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Finland: Alcohol prizes banned in pub quizzes


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Pub quiz winners in Finland used to look forward to a few free pints for their efforts, but new alcohol laws mean that's now a thing of the past, it's been reported.

Street advertising and social media adverts for alcoholic drinks have been outlawed, and alcohol can no longer be given away in competitions, national broadcaster Yle reports on its website. The new rules are meant to prevent adverts being seen by people who are below the legal drinking age of 18, but it has left the owners of the country's watering holes wondering how to reward victorious quiz teams.

One pub in the northern city of Oulu hasn't come up with a replacement yet, and the lack of prizes at the year's first quiz didn't go down too well with customers. They "moaned and whined a bit," quiz host Miku Mertanen tells Yle. The pub's owner is worried the move could hurt business in the meantime, and notes that pubs and bars don't admit underage drinkers anyway. While some Finnish social media users think the new alcohol rules are a good idea, with one person describing it as "common sense", many say it's a step too far. "It's ridiculous to try to control every little thing by legislating," says one user on the Kauppalehti newspaper website. Another person is clearly unimpressed, writing: "Next they are going to ban farting in public places."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30724506

Cisse was pretty crap at the quizzes on here anyway wasn't he? Hope he doesn't fart in public places tho

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Our alcohol laws are a joke. Actually other laws are too. We had one who sold illegally booze ( a lot of it) and he got sentenced for four years to prison. Then we had three people who got sentenced for financing and abetting terrorists and one of them got 1 year and 5 months and two others got 5 months. Those were on probation.

So don't mess about with booze here. Terrorism though, it's not that bad. Proud to be a Finn. :wacko:

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Our alcohol laws are a joke. Actually other laws are too. We had one who sold illegally booze ( a lot of it) and he got sentenced for four years to prison. Then we had three people who got sentenced for financing and abetting terrorists and one of them got 1 year and 5 months and two others got 5 months. Those were on probation.

So don't mess about with booze here. Terrorism though, it's not that bad. Proud to be a Finn. :wacko:

Alcohol has killed more people than terrorists ever did. Perhaps that's the logic?

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Our alcohol laws are a joke. Actually other laws are too. We had one who sold illegally booze ( a lot of it) and he got sentenced for four years to prison. Then we had three people who got sentenced for financing and abetting terrorists and one of them got 1 year and 5 months and two others got 5 months. Those were on probation.

So don't mess about with booze here. Terrorism though, it's not that bad. Proud to be a Finn. :wacko:

Finland is the worst Scandinavian country, no offence....

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Don't worry mate. However bad you think you are, you will never be worse than Sweden.

Oh we are. At least in some ways. Although what I've heard there is some kind of problem with areas startig to turn into slums. Which we don't have yet.

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