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The legal drinking age in all states should be 18

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Started: 2/16/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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sharktooth1120

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It should be lowered because 18 is the official adult age, since your 18 you should be treated like one and be able to make your own decisions. At 18 people can go to the army, get married, smoke, make life changing decisions but they can't go out for a little drink? If the government didn't want any 18 year old to drink, why did they make it the official adult age?

Also, people who are 18 still drink! More than 70% of 18 year olds have drank. And when they drink they do it in secret which can lead to unsafe environments. If they need medical attention while drinking, do you really think they will call someone? Of course not! That would risk them getting into trouble.

If you drink in moderation than it can actually be good for you!
-It can reduce your risk of developing and dying from heart disease.
-Also it will reduce your risk of ischemic stroke.
-It might also reduce your risk of diabetes

45 other states in America allow people who are 18 year to drink. Why not the other 5?
teenidle

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There are so many things wrong with your argument. For starters, lets get down to the cold hard facts, shall we? We do not fully develop the part of our brains that has to do with logical thinking until mid-twenties. Any drug and/or alcohol use could prohibit the brain from fully developing logical thinking when used at such a young age. There are many reasons that came before whether or not an eighteen year old is ready to handle themselves out in the world when deciding the age that people became adults. The reason eighteen was chosen, was because it was most convenient. That is the age most people go off to college, and because it is such a short amount of time between birth and a person's eighteenth birthday, that means it's a shorter amount of time that the government has to worry about the welfare of said person. At age eighteen, a person is not mentally prepared to be allowed to smoke, drink, and make "life changing decisions." Teenagers are ore likely to abuse alcohol...
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Posted by bestreligion 2 years ago
bestreligion
Hi all

It will be good to restrict below 18..But who addicted to all this will go for another kind options such as drugs..So I want to purpose different terms..Not only drunkenness even all kind of these addictions should be banned up to 18...
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