Should The US Lower Its Drinking Age?

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Did you know that there actually is no federal drinking age law? There are state drinking age laws that the federal government coerces states to adapt by different means.

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Why Is The Drinking Age 21?:

“In short, we ended up with a national minimum age of 21 because of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984. This law basically told states that they had to enact a minimum drinking age of 21 or lose up to ten percent of their federal highway funding.”

The Effects Of Minimum Legal Drinking Age 21 Laws On Alcohol-Related Driving In The United States:

“To examine trends in alcohol consumption and alcohol-related crashes among people younger than 21 in the United States and to review evidence on the effects of minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) laws.”

CDC: Binge Drinking Kills 6 Americans Every Day, Most Are Middle-Aged:

“Binge drinking among college students has been in the headlines for years. It was first addressed as a problem in its own right, then later as an underlying factor in campus sexual assaults.”

Strategies To Reduce The Harmful Use Of Alcohol:

“Harmful use of alcohol1 is one of the main factors contributing to premature deaths and avoidable disease burden worldwide and has a major impact on public health. Although there are regional, national and local differences in levels, patterns and context of drinking, in 2002 the harmful use of alcohol was estimated to cause about 2.3 million premature deaths worldwide (3.7% of global mortality) and to be responsible for 4.4% of the global burden of disease, even when protective effects of low and moderate alcohol consumption on morbidity and mortality have been taken into consideration.”

Tree Shrew Sober Despite Drinking All Day:

“The Malaysian pen-tailed tree shrew could drink the most annoying drunken fratboys under the table. A new study found that the tiny animal subsists on a diet roughly equivalent to 100 percent beer, drinking up the fermented nectar of the flower buds of the bertam palm plant.”

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