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Unfortunately sad hours are coming our way. Yes, along with the PC culture is the Blame culture. Everyone wants to blame someone or something for their own actions. Now Happy Hours are classified as the reason why people are binge drinking.
Blaming a bar offering cheap drinks, for person getting drunk and getting behind the wheel is quite ridiculous. I guess it is easier than blaming the idiot that did it.
Yes, that is right punish the majority that are good for the small because there are some shitty people out there, the all have to pay for full priced drinks.
The states in the USA that have banned happy hours/drink specials or deals are Alaska, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont.
Countries that have banned happy hours? There are lots of different versions of the bans. Scotland for example has banned 2 for 1 deals and cheap drinks
Plus The British Beer and Pub Association has banned Cheap Drink sales in their 32,000 Pubs and clubs. Great way to make more money.
The reason for banning happy hours is quiet simple, It encourages binge drinking. We do agree with this to some extent, people drink more than normally during happy hours, True.
But lots of people just see happy hours as a time they can go out and have a drink because it is not costing them an arm and a leg.
Not everyone is going out to get smashed in happy hours.
Binge drinking and alcoholism is a big problem, that’s fine we understand and agree. Drinking Problem? Find Alcohol Support (worldwide)
But happy hours are great for customers and business. Banning something because of a small minority that were raised wrong is not the answer.
People that want to drink and get drunk are going to do it no matter what the price is. We have much more to say on alcoholism and addiction in other posts. Keep an eye out.
But removing happy hours does not remove or fix the problem.