Having a comprehensive plan that covers all these components can have effects that go on to help prevent smoking in current and future generations. It is important that current smokers have proper programs designed to help them quit smoking. Banning smoking only helps the people that do not smoke while ignoring the fact that many people are heavily addicted to tobacco. Another way that the plan is successful is because it reduces student exposure to smoking. In a study done by Dr. Amanda Fallin, found that “past 30-day smoking was highest (19%) among students on campuses with designated smoking areas…compared to 10% to 12% on campuses with other policies” (Fallin et al., 1098).
People have debated about this before saying that teenagers are not mature enough to handle the alcohol consumption that most teenagers are drinking as of right now. Another reason for lowering the drinking age is because if the government were to lower the drinking age they would also have to lower the alcohol content in every drink that is related or contains alcohol. The drinking age should be lowered is because statistics show that since Louisiana has lowered its drinking age it has had about 3,379 and in Kentucky there is about 4,529 so statistics say that there has been 1,150 more alcohol related crashes than in Kentucky. So since Louisiana has lowered its drinking age to 18 there have been fewer accidents than Kentucky where they haven’t lowered the drinking age and there has been
Controversial Argumentative Essay Many people would agree with the claim that the passing of the National Minimum Drinking Age act was the responsible and moral decision to make. Since then, it has lowered drunk driving fatalities by 51% and the total of all traffic accidents by 20%. It has even managed to help make intoxication calls for hospitals less common. However, despite these great improvements for the fight towards traffic accidents and irresponsible drinking habits, it has ironically caused more harm than good towards our society in terms of the benefit of our economy, our constitutional rights as Americans, and the safety of young adults. It would be understandable to view the lowering of the current legal drinking age as irresponsible but it would also be unwise to try to fix one problem only to create more.
The Master Settlement Agreement had the biggest impact because it reduced advertising to children within video games and movies. Truth’s current main purpose is to get children to not begin the habit of smoking. In contrast in the past anti-smoking ads were targeting adult smokers to stop. According to the American Cancer Society, life expectancy had an “increase of 2.3 years for men and 1.6 years for women after age 40” due to the anti-tobacco efforts
In his 1924 article, John Gordon Cooper claims that Prohibition had been an overall net positive force on society. According to Cooper, this force manifests itself in three ways. The first of these is the fact that many lives that would have been lost due to alcoholism and alcohol-related incidents have been saved as the cause of death was removed before it became a threat. Secondly, Cooper observes that the crime rate had gone down by 5.8 in 100,000 since Prohibition had been enacted (p. 193). He links this decrease directly to the absence of alcohol as a contributing factor to society.
The U.S. needs to change something to lower this number. Raising the legal minimum driving age to 18 would help lower the number of accidents involving teens by cutting the amount of teenage drivers on the road in half. Obviously it would be objected by teens who want to drive as soon as they can, but in the long run it could save their lives. Teen drivers are by far the most dangerous on the road, and have the highest chance of getting into accidents. “The rate of crashes, fatal and nonfatal, per mile driven for 16-year-old drivers is almost 10 times the rate for drivers ages 30 to 59” (CBS/AP).
Yes, the official website report of decreasing meth use in Arizona by 65 percent, in Montana by 63 percent and Idaho by 56 percent is true (Montana Meth Project). However, researchers report that “meth use had been declining for at least six years before the ad campaign commenced, which suggests that factors other than the graphic ads caused a reduction in meth use. Moreover, these researchers discovered “teens who had been exposed to six months of the project 's graphics ads were three times as likely to say they did not believe meth use was risky behavior and four times more likely to strongly approve of regular meth use. Half of the teens said the ads exaggerated the dangers of meth use” (Smith). These findings indicate that the Montana Meth Project was not as successful as they claimed to be.
Everything you do in a car other than driving, such as talking to a passenger, singing a song, or checking your phone are all distractions which can take your mind off driving and cause an accident (Leonard). Having restrictions on new drivers has shown to decrease the amount of crashes caused by teenagers. “The researchers found that States with the most restrictive graduates licensing programs - such as those that required supervised driving teams as well as having night-driving restrictions and passenger limitations - saw a 26% reduction in the rate of fatal crashes involving 16-year-old drivers compared with states without any restriction” (Roan). Graduated licensing programs were linked to 1,348 fewer fatal crashes involving 16-year-olds. These restrictions prevent the teenagers from driving without an adult 21 or older, and with more than one passenger other than family in the car.
Alcohol does this by altering the actions of two major neurotransmitters in the brain and slows down the connections that happen within the mind and leads to a loss of cognitive function. In her article “Alcohol can rewire the teenage brain,” author Tara Haelle supports that teenage drinking is a growing concern and accounts for 11 percent of all alcohol consumption in the United States alone. The drinking age of 21 is partly due to state and federal statutes but, also because one’s brain doesn’t stop developing until then. Exposure to alcohol in adolescent years can permanently alter brain chemistry. Drinking during this critical period of development may lead to permanent damage that can linger for the duration of a person’s life.
A decade later, and Portugal’s results have been outstanding. ‘The Cato paper reports that between 2001 and 2006 in Portugal, rates of lifetime use of any illegal drug among seventh through ninth graders fell from 14.1% to 10.6%; drug use in older teens also declined. New HIV infections in drug users fell by 17% between 1999 and 2003, and deaths related to heroin and similar drugs were cut by more than half.’ (Maia
SUMMARY: In the article, “ The Minimum Legal Drinking Age” written by Traci L Toomey, Carolyn Rosenfeld, and Alexander C. Wagenaar in Alcohol Health & Research World, the reasoning behind the why the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) is 21 is addressed. Till this day similar claims that were used to lower the MLDA many years ago are being applied. Regardless of the continuing debate about the MLDA studies show the effectiveness of a higher MLDA in averting alcohol related deaths and injuries within the youth.The lowering of the MLDA resulted in rates of injuries and deaths increasing. Once the MLDA was increased the rates of injuries and deaths decreased drastically. The advantage of using environmental approaches, being the MLDA, is that it
Those who are taught how to handle alcohol and are educated about its effects show to be more responsible in the long term aspect. Those who are also exposed to alcohol at an earlier age and grow up in a controlled environment and showed moderation in their drinking are far less likely to face problems of abuse. “A European Union study shows that the countries where moderate daily drinking is the norm like, Spain, Italy, and France, have the fewest binge drinkers at 2 percent, 2 percent and 8 percent, compared to 34 percent in Ireland and 27 percent in Finland, who were not exposed to moderate use” (“Lowering”.). Those who have grown up with alcohol and structure know the responsibility and do not abuse it or depend on it. Using alcohol is a right that one should have the right to choose whether to use it or
Although it is a law commonly evaded; it prevents young people from car accidents and alcohol abuse or dependence. In the article is acknowledged that “more than 40 percent of college students reported at least one symptom of alcohol abuse or dependence”; a rate that would be highly increased if the drinking age is reduced. On top of that, it is worth considering the magnitude in which car accidents have dropped since the drinking age was lowered. The organization Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD) CEO Chuck Hurley said “Nearly all peer- reviewed studies looking at the change showed raising the driving age reduced drunk-driving deaths.” It is undeniable that lowering the drinking age would generate an already managed issue in regards alcohol and its relation to car
There was a clear generation gap that lead to the misunderstanding and division between the older generations and the younger ones. The older generations wanted to know why these youths wanted to take LSD, venture out, try new things, and change the culture and society that they were or are growing up in. They also focused on the negative aspects on it, but could not help because that was all that was presented in the media, all the negative aspects of LSD and minimization of the benefits of it. Youths of LSD counterculture took their criticism and disapproval and turned it into a positive experience. Ignoring the backlash, they continued to voice their opinion and use LSD to enhance new ways of expressing themselves and their spirituality.
The drinking age in the State of Texas should remain at the federally mandated age of 21. The idea of this age was put in place to assist in keeping those younger individuals safe from the harmful effects of alcohol, and 21 is still the point when an individual should begin consuming such beverages. To continue to keep the public safe, the drinking age should be kept at 21 because the brain is still developing, lowering the age would give younger individuals easier access to alcohol, and lowering the age would be more dangerous on and off the road. Before the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, people thought the brain fully developed by age 18. With this understanding of the brain, it makes sense to allow those 18 and older to consume