Grockel Posted April 29, 2013 Share Posted April 29, 2013 Most nations have a legal drinking age, this varies from 16 in Switzerland, 18 in the UK and 21 in some US states. The purpose of this drinking age is to prevent individuals below this arbitrary age from obtaining alcohol or entering a premises in which alcohol is served. This is intended to protect individuals below this age from the negative effects of alcohol. Unfortunately these drinking age laws are not only unenforceable but counter productive. Teenagers under the arbitrary drinking age will still obtain and drink alcohol, via older friends/parents/siblings and so on. Because these underage drinkers are not allowed to drink legally they do so on street corners, at house parties and at other unsupervised locations where they vandalize things and are vulnerable. Therefore it would be safer to lower the drinking age and let teenagers into pubs/clubs where they can drink in a safe environment. What do you think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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