LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth (LCAHY) Business Sector Board Member, Mary Lou Hubbard, created signage to inform consumers of underage drinking laws and discourage individuals from supplying alcohol to minors. The window clings declare, “We know the law. Do you?”, “No ID=No Sale”, and “Stop Underage Drinking”. The signage is displayed in the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store and Frost Frog Restaurant in Coligny Plaza in Hilton Head Island. See picture below of Piggly Wiggly and Frosty Frog owners. LCAHY plans to distribute more window clings to businesses in hot spot locations to discourage community members and tourists from purchasing alcohol for minors. The initiative is being spearheaded by David Martin, owner of Piggly Wiggly and longtime business representative on the LCAHY board. This is part of LCAHY’s goal to decrease youth access to alcohol. Now more than ever, signage is important as medical experts agree that stress related to COVID-19 experiences can lead to an increased use of alcohol as a coping mechanism among youth. In addition, alcohol use can suppress the immune system leaving an individual more susceptible to COVID-19. For information about COVID-19 resources, visit https://www.lcahealthyyouth.com/https-www-lcahealthyyouth-com-resources-covid-19-resources/.
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