Essay On Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

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Lowering the Legal Drinking Age
What if the legal drinking age was lowered to 18 again, what would happen to those who drink underage and keep it a secret? Lowering the legal drinking age to 18 would allow young adults to drink in public as multiple websites have said about being in favor of young adults drinking in public without keeping it a secret. Lowering the legal drinking age to 18 “Can be poisonous to the nerve cells and can cause the Hippocampus to be damaged or destroyed,” drinking as a teen can cause the “Preferential to be smaller than teens that have not consumed alcohol.” The legal drinking age can be lowered but should have restrictions on it such as how much someone should consume in public and places that serve alcohol should offer a sober cab driver if that person is alone.
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Being 18 years of age does not give you the right to buy alcohol or consume alcohol in public, but people that are the age of 18 can legally buy tobacco, join the military, don't need parental consent, etc. People that drink under the age illegally shows that the legal drinking is not very effective. Multiple website says that college presidents want the legal drinking age lowered because of the ineffective drinking age law, not so their students show up late to class or come to class drunk. In Wisconsin there is a law that makes it legal for people underage to drink in public as long as their parents, guardian or spouses are of legal drinking age and are present with them. Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Wyoming also allows underage drinking in public places as long as their parents are with and their parents are okay with their kid drinking. There are only five states that don’t have any exceptions for underage drinking and those states are Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, New Hampshire and West