National Minimum Drinking Age Act

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    The current legal drinking age restriction is 18. This was set in 1970s because during the Vietnam War, they believed that if a person could be conscripted to fight and die for their country, they should also have the right to drink alcohol. (Good and bad). I strongly believe that the current legal drinking age should not be 18. I believe it should be raised to the age of 20. I believe it should be raised because some people at the age of 18 are not mature enough. Firstly, many young…

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    commit illegal acts involving alcohol, such as drinking and driving, underage drinking, or other acts where the person consuming alcohol is not able to make an informed decision in what they are doing. There are many solutions to help fix that like laws prohibiting such acts, or provisions made by parents to help youth not commit acts such as the ones described. However, there is one easy solution that could solve many problems that come with the consumption of alcohol at a young age; making…

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    by the government body, it is important that we stand up for our own rights and live the good life while we have it. The status quo recognises the legal drinking age to be renowned to all Australians as 18 years of age, however some people seek to change this limit to 21 years of age. I seek to oppose this statement. We have acknowledged the age of 18 to be rational actors who have capabilities to make informed choices, if this acknowledgement is still unstable to this day, when will it be…

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    companies spend billions of dollars on advertising their products. Americans are exposed to alcohol advertising every day. However, the company primary target are alcoholics and young teens. The question is does alcohol advertisement cause underage drinking and does increase the intentions of children to drink when they become an adult ? This topic is very controversial there are pros and cons of alcohol advertisement. In passage one their position was alcoholic advertising does…

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    maturation occurs much later into development than previously believed. Longitudinal neuroimaging studies have demonstrated that the adolescent brain continues to mature until age twenty-five (Johnson). This research is beginning to define when individuals should be considered mature enough for public policy purposes. Specifically, the age in which people ought to be allowed to make adult decisions such as buy cigarettes, drink alcohol, vote, drive, and fight in wars. In the United States,…

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    Drinking Age In Canada

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    service all over the world, and its concern for its youth especially from the age of (12-25) about their education, behavior, physical & mental growth, and health. Focusing on that, the crime rate and health problem is mostly seen in youth and reason is none other than drinking and smoking in early age. “The drinking age was last changed, from 18 to 19, in the 1970s” (Allen 1). Changes in the legal eligible age of drinking will have a huge impact on over countries issue’s related to health and…

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    Although the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages is 21 there are many people who argue that it should be lowered, they argue that if at 18 you are old enough to go to war or vote than they are certainly old enough to consume alcohol. I disagree, the legal age should not be lowered for the following reasons: drunk teenage driving, putting themselves in harm’s way alcohol related health problems. The MLDA 21 was put into act in 1984 by the United States government so that every state would…

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    Drinking Age 21

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    I think the drinking age should stay the same at 21 because if lowered. Peers would be younger around alcohol, the brain development is not complete, and not mature enough to make good choices when under the influence. First I’ll talk about if the age is lowered and what would happen. If the age is lowered more likely to provide to minors. At 18 most if not all your friends at the ages of 15 - 17 and are way too young to drink. Newly-legal drinkers often purchase alcohol for their underage peers…

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    The national drinking age should stay at the age of 21. All evidence points to this direction both for the health of these adolescents, and for the well being of the general populace. This can been seen when comparing regions of the world with a minimum drinking age with countries that grant individuals the freedom to drink at a minimal age. Additionally, it is obvious that the national drinking age should remain due to the health benefits that regions receive due to their minimum drinking…

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    Children Are Overexposed To Alcohol Advertising Underage drinking is an issue in the United States that is promoted by advertising but can also come from general family values. In “Children Are Overexposed To Alcohol Advertising,” the author David Jernigan argues that children see too many commercials relating to the consumption of alcohol which increases the chances that they begin drinking before they are of legal age. Alcohol advertising has always been a topic of discussion, and alcohol…

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