Youth Put Warning Sticker Labels On Alcohol
Warning sticker labels on alcohol usually advise pregnant women against consumption. However, many youth advocates have decried the lack of labels warning consumers from purchasing alcohol for minors. To rectify that issue, student supporters have taken matters into their own hands.
The Press of Atlantic City recently reported that students from the local Egg Harbor Township High School spent a night putting stickers on alcohol products that read "KEEP IT LEGAL!" to warn those who might buy alcohol for the purposes of giving it to underage drinkers.
Part Of Larger National Labels Effort
The students from Egg Harbor are just the latest youth group to stick it to lawbreakers with labels. Teens across the nation have taken part in "Project Sticker Shock," which works with area grocery stores to affix warning labels on alcohol reminding alcohol purchasers of their moral and legal obligations.
Laurie Smith, a prevention specialist for Atlantic Prevention Resources, told The Press that the effort enables youth to take a proactive approach to underage drinking.
"It's helping them realize the dangers of underage drinking," she said. "And they're also able to educate others."