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federal stateregulationBurgenland
  • Under 16 years The acquisition, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in public is prohibited.
  • Under 18 years The purchase, possession and consumption of beverages that contain distilled alcohol and have an alcohol content of more than 0.5 percent by volume and products within the meaning of § 1Z 1 to 11 as well as Z 8 Tobacco and Non-Smoking Protection Act) are prohibited in public .
  • It is also forbidden to young people under 16 years alcoholic beverages and young people under 18 years to offer or sell alcoholic beverages containing distilled alcohol (see above) as well as tobacco products (see above) including technical equipment and refills in public.
  • Exception: The acquisition or possession is not illegal if it is the consequence of an officially authorized test purchase.
Carinthia
  • Under 16 years the acquisition, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Children and adolescents under 18 years The acquisition, possession, consumption and distribution of tobacco products, shishas (water pipes), e-shishas or e-cigarettes and the necessary substances that are used as tobacco substitutes or additives for combustion or vaporization are also prohibited.
  • Teenagersbetween 16 and 18 years of age may not purchase, own or consume beverages that contain distilled alcohol and have an alcohol content of more than 0.5 percent by volume, regardless of whether they are prefabricated or self-made. In any case, alcoholic beverages may only be consumed up to an amount such that the alcohol content of the blood is less than 0.5 g / l (0.5 per mille) or the alcohol content of the breath is less than 0.25 mg / l.
  • It is forbidden to offer, leave or sell intoxicants and addictive substances and comparable substances as well as other goods that children or young people are not allowed to acquire, own or consume.
Lower Austria
  • Under 16 years The acquisition, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages (including mixed beverages) in public is prohibited.
  • Young peopleunder 18 years alcoholic beverages, if they contain distilled alcohol (also in the form of mixed drinks), tobacco products and related products (including water pipes) are not allowed to purchase, possess or consume in public.
  • It is also forbidden to offer or give alcoholic beverages (see above) in public to young people under the age of 16, and alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, related products and hookahs (see above) to young people under 18 years to offer in public or to give them to them.
Upper Austria
  • Under 16 years The purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Under 18 years The purchase and consumption of tobacco products as well as water pipes (shishas), e-shishas and e-cigarettes and the necessary substances that serve as a tobacco substitute or additive for combustion or vaporization is prohibited.
  • Adolescents between 16 and18 years The purchase and consumption of distilled alcoholic beverages, including mixed drinks, is prohibited. This prohibition also applies if alcoholic beverages are absorbed into a powder, paste or other carrier (e.g. dry alcohol).
  • It is forbidden to give alcohol and tobacco products that young people are not allowed to buy and consume to them (this also applies to vending machines).
  • Young people in the fulfillment of the tasks of their vocational training or employment are exempt from the prohibition of the purchase of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.
Salzburg
  • Under 16 years The acquisition, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products is prohibited.
  • Under 18 years The acquisition, possession and consumption of tobacco products, water pipe tobacco and substances that are used as a tobacco substitute or additive for smoking water pipes or electronic cigarettes are also prohibited.
  • Adolescents between 16 and 18 years of age The purchase, possession and consumption of beverages that contain distilled alcohol and have an alcohol content of more than 0.5 percent by volume - also in the form of mixed drinks - are prohibited, regardless of whether these are pre-made (e.g. alcopops) or are self-made. Other alcoholic beverages may only be consumed by adolescents from the age of 16 insofar as the consumption does not manifestly induce or intensify a state of intoxication. These prohibitions also apply if alcoholic beverages are absorbed into a powder or paste-like carrier (e.g. dry alcohol).
  • It is forbidden to sell or otherwise give to alcoholic beverages and tobacco products that children and young people are not allowed to acquire, own or consume.
Styria
  • Under 16 years the consumption, acquisition and possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Adolescentsbetween 16 and 18 years of age The consumption, acquisition and possession of tobacco and related products, beverages with distilled alcohol and mixed drinks containing spirits (e.g. alcopops) are prohibited. The consumption of other alcoholic beverages is only permitted to the extent that there is no significant psychological or physical impairment.
  • It is forbidden to sell alcohol, tobacco and related products that children and young people are not allowed to consume.
  • Violations can be reported by the police or by youth protection supervisory bodies on site Organ penalty order to get punished.
    The fine for young people can also be found on oesterreich.gv.at.
Tyrol
  • Children and adolescents under 16 years may not purchase alcoholic beverages or consume them in public.
  • Teenagers between 16 and 18 years of age may not purchase or consume distilled alcoholic beverages and mixtures containing distilled alcoholic beverages, regardless of whether they are prefabricated (e.g. alcopops) or self-made.
  • Children and adolescents under 18 years may not purchase tobacco (chewing tobacco, snuff, smoking tobacco and sucking tobacco) or consume them in public.
  • Children and adolescents under 18 years Also, water pipes (shishas), e-shishas, ​​electronic cigarettes and the tobacco, molasses mixtures and liquids used for them for burning or vaporizing may not be purchased or consumed in public.
  • Alcoholic beverages, tobacco (chewing tobacco, snuff, smoking tobacco and sucking tobacco), water pipes (shishas), e-shishas, ​​electronic cigarettes as well as the tobacco, molasses mixtures and liquids used for them for combustion or for vaporization are allowed to children and adolescents not to consume, not to be passed on. Preparations that are used to produce alcoholic beverages, such as powders, tablets, capsules, concentrates, etc. are also affected by a ban on passing on.
Vorarlberg
  • Children and adolescents under 16 years may not purchase, own or consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Adolescentsbetween 16 and 18 years of age The acquisition, possession and consumption of beverages containing distilled alcohol is prohibited.
  • It is also forbidden to offer, pass on or leave alcohol to children and young people. In addition, it is also prohibited to adolescentsbetween 16 and 18 years of age Offering, passing on or letting alcohol, if the adolescents are already obviously intoxicated or if it is a matter of drinks containing distilled alcohol.
  • Children and young people are not allowed to purchase, own or consume tobacco products and related products.
  • It is also forbidden to offer, pass on or leave tobacco products and related products such as electronic cigarettes and the like to children and young people.
Vienna
  • Under 16 years It is forbidden to purchase, own or consume alcoholic beverages in public or at public events.
  • Under 18 years It is forbidden to sell tobacco products and related products or imitation products of tobacco products such as herbal smoke products, water pipes, electronic cigarettes and e-shishas, ​​equipment including refill containers and nicotine-containing and nicotine-free liquids that can be vaporized or alcoholic beverages that contain burnt alcohol in public or to acquire, own or consume at public events.
  • To young people under 16 years is any form of passing on (giving away, passing on, letting, selling) alcoholic beverages and to young people under 18 years those of tobacco products, related products and imitation products of tobacco products or alcoholic beverages containing distilled alcohol are prohibited in public or at public events.
  • In schools Consumption of alcohol and tobacco products, related products or counterfeit products of tobacco products is prohibited.