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Hurricane996
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The drinking age should be 18.

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Started: 1/27/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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athenseric

Pro

To differentiate between the drug nicotine and the drug alcohol is unreasonable. If an individual can legally smoke a cigarette at 18 he or she should also be able to consume alcohol.
Hurricane996

Con

The fact is that cigarettes are much less dangerous to people besides the smoker. The only risk smokers cause to nonsmokers is secondhand smoke. Alcohol, on the other hand can cause deadly accidents involving more than that. When a person smokes they're throwing their life away. When they drink, they can throw more lives away.
Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by athenseric 2 years ago
athenseric
That is why there are laws against drinking and driving.
Also @gingerbread-man that is another great point! western society is always behind. When i went to Europe the drinking age in England was 18, France was 16 and in Italy it wasn't even enforced as I hear it isn't in Spain, Germany and other countries. All the more reason to have it 18 in the states.
Posted by UndeniableReality 2 years ago
UndeniableReality
Smoking cigarettes relieves the stress caused by nicotine withdrawal, at least.
Posted by FantumHeist 2 years ago
FantumHeist
Esiar that is foolish thing to say Drinking is a way to relax and Smoking takes the edge off stress
Posted by Esiar 2 years ago
Esiar
Smoking age should be never.
Drinking age should be never.
Posted by gingerbread-man 2 years ago
gingerbread-man
The drinking age is 18 - you are just in the wrong country
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