Comparing these beverages to alcohols, the only difference one may be able to identify is that alcohol is not marketed to minors whereas these caffeine-rich products are, which just makes the case worse. Which is also why I strongly think there should be a legal drinking age be imposed on energy drinks. We being the educated individuals that we are, should become more vigilant. Knowledge is power and alerting each other to the possible danger of these beverages is vital. I hope each one of y'all will take back some learning from my speech and try to create awareness and educate others about this matter and think twice before consuming energy drinks.
But while it has succeeded in that, it is also believed that tougher rules, such as DUI rules and seatbelt safety rules have also played a part in this decrease. However, this higher drinking age hasn’t reduced drinking, its only “driven it underground,” Gabrielle Glaser states in her NY Times article. It has been driven underground to the riskiest settings, high school parties and frat parties that are unsupervised. This age raise segregates the drinking away from adults that can model moderation in drinking. If an 18-year-old high school senior is shown by his/her parent(s) how to drink responsibly and in moderation, I believe that it would greatly help in reducing the chance of making bad decisions by overdoing it, such as driving while drinking.
The changing of the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 resulted from the false politicization of the very serious and prevalent issue of teenage drunk driving by activist groups such as M.A.D.D.-Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Instead of trying to legislate morality, which is a lost cause, the focus should be put on attempting to create a society which breeds responsible drinking habits. Since there is no significant change developmentally from the age 18 to 21, those three years are, in essence, a state of unfounded prohibition. The drinking age should be changed to 18. One reasoning behind the upping of the age, was the fact that the brain is not yet fully developed at the age of 18, and this can result in not only lapses of judgement (i.e., binge drinking, drunk driving, etc.)
Many states are starting to limit parental rights as P. Jon White (2009), MD, director of health IT, stated in Privacy and Security Solutions that “the HIPAA Privacy Rule defers to state law as to whether a health care provider may or may not notify parents of such treatment and whether the parents have right of access to the medical records associated with such treatment.” (White, p.7). Many agree with this statement because they believe that teenagers are not brainless and that they would go to a doctor if something seemed different than normal. By letting teens make their own decisions, they think teens will become more independent and self-confident. This would stop them from making mistakes later in life. A majority of parents make all the decisions for their youth.
Think about this: Have you ever unlawfully ingested alcohol? Why did the legal drinking age go from 21 to 18, and back to 21 again? The legal age for alcohol consumption should be decreased back to 18 years old because this is the legal age to register for military or other armed forces, at this age we are categorized as taxpayers, and a great number of 18 year olds already have effortless means to enable alcohol consumption. The legal drinking age was originally decreased when President Roosevelt made the sensible decision to lower the age of lawful consumption. President Roosevelt reduced the minimum age under the opinion that if one could be enrolled into the military, then they should be awarded the ability to drink alcoholic beverages legally.
Many people wish that it would go back to that. Mary Kate Cary of the US News and World Report wrote an article talking about lowering the drinking age. “There was no need for “pregaming” – binge drinking in private apartments or dorms before heading out in public” says Cary. If the drinking age was lowered we would not have to worry about college students buying and selling fake IDs, distributing alcohol to minors, and less turning to drugs because drugs are easier to get than alcohol. Also lowering the drinking age would be beneficiary
The article from Journal of Health Economics introduces the impact of minimum legal drinking age laws on alcohol consumption, smoking, and marijuana use. The abuse of alcohol is coming with healthy issue and some considerable spillover effects such as risky behavior, criminal activity, and alcohol related traffic injuries and fatalities. The regulation on alcohol availability in the lower the minimum legal drinking age from 21. The opponents of the MLDA of 21 argue that the age limit encourages young adults under age 21 to consume alcohol in an irresponsible manner and that lowering age would help young adults to learn how to drink gradually, safely. Many studies have investigated the effect of the MLDA law on alcohol consumption.
One of the primary reasons why this bill was passed was to prevent traffic deaths caused by young drunk drivers. Why is 21 the ideal age to drink alcohol? I respectfully disagree with reasoning above and believe that national minimum drinking age should be
As for Social Security and Medicare, he rather support these two topics rather than cutting them. In order to keep Social Security and Medicare he wants to grow the economy to keep the benefits. He has expressed that he would allow people to privately invest their social security money. He 's doing this for the reason that he feels its not reasonable for someone who paid into the system for ages to expect to get their moneys worth that is not an entitlement As for someone who has never smoked cigarettes or weed, drank coffee or alcohol Donald Trump wants to legalize drugs and use tax revenue to fund drug education. He also has stated in the past that drugs should be taxed and legalized "to take the profit away" from drug dealers."
In this case, the approaches will involve reducing the supply of alcohol to underage college students, increasing the enforcement of drinking laws and promotion on campus, and no-alcohol social activities should take place on campus (Zimmeran, 1997). The ‘bottom up’ approach gives the students an opportunity to give solutions towards a problem that they may feel that needs awareness (Larimer and Cornce, 2002). The gap in this literature is the lack of knowledge of binge drinking amongst college students dealing with health issues and academic