Happy hour restrictions aim to reduce alcohol availability by limiting promotional activities. North Dakota does not currently have a state law restricting alcohol discount promotions; however, local ordinances restricting or prohibiting these practices can be passed at the local level. In North Dakota, current law does not restrict alcohol discount promotions, however, local ordinances restricting or prohibiting these practices can be passed at the local level.
What is this strategy?
Drink promotions such as happy hours, Free beverages (e.g., Ladies drink free), additional servings, reduced price (e.g. 2 for 1), unlimited beverages (e.g., $10 all you can drink), increased volume, prizes, etc. may contribute to excessive and rapid consumption of alcohol. These practices include price reduction on certain drinks for a specific time period and theme nights where certain people receive free drinks. Happy hour restrictions aim to reduce alcohol availability through restriction of these promotional activities (WyPTAC, 2009).
How do I implement this strategy?
Key Activities for Implementation:
- Gather data and evidence to support restrictions on alcohol discount promotions.
- Increase awareness and understanding of the issue.
- Educate key stakeholders on the strategy and benefits.
- Meet with community leaders and draft ordinance.
- Work with law enforcement.
Have others implemented this strategy?
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