More liquor will be sold to the patrons, which will increase the amount of money the government can make. An alternative policy is to legalize drinking but drive up the monetary price though new taxes. As long as young adults' alcohol demand is at least somewhat responsive to price, taxation can reduce consumption by as much as the current legal drinking age of twenty-one does. (Donald Kenkel, Acess my Library,3) If eighteen year olds do not have legal access to even a beer in a public place, they are ill equipped to deal with the responsibilities that come with drinking when they do have the right. Local business will also do better by being able to sell alcohol to more people as well.
Many alcohol advertisements are placed in different types of media that are popular among adolescent.” They spend billions of dollars in developing an advertisement to capture the publics’ eye, especially the young adolescents. The alcohol industry target a specific group mainly teenagers, but they don’t realize is that all of the colorful effects, the music, and the atmosphere of fun and excitement makes the teenagers want to take a shot or two. At John Hopkins University made a estimate, “the likely effects of several alcohol policies on youth drinking behavior in the U.S. population concluded that a complete ban on alcohol advertising would be the most effective, resulting in 7,609 fewer deaths from harmful drinking and a 16.4% drop in alcohol-related life-years lost.” Banning alcohol commercials can affect the life of young adolescents and adults by not having the influence or the temptation in front of you will decrease the amount of drinking in teens. Commercials have a lot of power over a person’s judgment persuading them to act like different
Drinking continues to be widespread among adolescents. This is due to social settings where alcohol is present and drinking is encouraged by other fellow students and the freedom they encounter moving on campuses away from home. College students need guidance and pep talks to encourage them not to engage in binge drinking. With the extra help, the rates in drop outs and crimes will decrease. Even though college is a period of independence, young adult students need to be aware of the effects alcohol have on their body, their mind, and their
Many things could benefit from this change. Right now many underage drinkers get caught drinking and there are many negative consequences in result of it. Lowering the age limit for purchasing and consuming alcohol could decrease the negative consequences that result from underage drinking. It’s not a secret that people drink alcohol before they turn 21. Everyone has heard stories about underage drinking, stories are as easy
Other countries with low drinking ages do not have major health problems concerning alcohol and their young adults, thus proving alcohol is not necessarily unhealthy for developing young adults. The Federal Government should lower the legal drinking age to eighteen because citizens are treated as adults at eighteen so they are mature enough to vote, get married, go to war, and be prosecuted as adults so they should be able to buy alcohol. The law pushes students to drink in private places to avoid trouble, and with adults non-existent, inexperienced heavy drinking, assault, and sexual misconduct is far more likely to occur. Students find it very hard to get along with college faculty and police officers because of the harsh penalties students receive from them. Among young adults the high drinking age is a very unpopular law, thus faculty and police who are responsible for the enforcement the law become unpopular, creating animosity between students and their officials.
Introduction Most people drink alcohol throughout their teenage years. A lot of teens see alcohol as a way to help them relax and get their mind off of things. After drinking a couple of beers, or other alcohol, teenagers feel like they don’t have to worry about the problems they have to face at either school or home. Alcohol is often used by teenagers at places such as football games,other sporting events or house parties. The type of alcohol in use is greatly affected by what type of event is occurring.
How Alcohol Affects the Brain In today’s society, alcohol (also known as) ethanol is a colorless, flammable liquid that resembles water in a sense (Dictionary.com). It also has a strong odor that can burn the nostrils if inhaled improperly, as well as leave a burning after taste if one chooses to drink it by itself. Unfortunately, alcohol is becoming a necessity in our everyday lives, especially when it comes to young adults. The constant use of alcohol can create an addiction, to the point that one feels they need to consume it in order to feel good. People tend to enjoy the affects they receive when they drink alcohol because they feel more relaxed.
With the help of these teens, this will begin to improve our economy. Lastly, tourists' that are underage drinkers would not want to come to the US. What 18 year old from a different country would want to visit the US when they cannot drink? They would rather visit a country where they can have this right to legally drink. Due to this conflict, the US is gradually losing tourism
Currently, college students mainly drink due to the convenience of accessibility to obtain substances from older acquaintances or friends who also enjoy having a good time. As a result, the Mother’s Against Drunk Driving and federal experts in health regulation have consistently fought to prevent the alcohol industry from altering the drinking age (Kirszner, Mandell 458). Furthermore, it is unethical and immoral practice for parents to be allowing minors to consume alcohol, as this is also illegal and detrimental to one’s overall growth and development. Although some countries in Europe may argue otherwise, intoxication levels are higher in Britain, Denmark and Ireland,
J October 18, 2012 Minors Drinking Age Under age drinking is a major problem. Lowering the drinking age to 18 when with a parent or legal guardian could help this problem in many ways. Parents being able to educate minors watch over minors and limit them, and keep minors from getting in trouble with the law could help limit or stop under age drinking from being a problem. Letting minors drink with adult supervision could be a safe way to educate them about alcohol. First, parents should get to decide what there kids get to do while they are with them.