Israel says, “We 're drinking as part of socializing instead of drinking just to get drunk, which is what tends to happen in the United States when kids flout authority. Being legal, the experience here is noticeably more laid-back, rather than the frantic drink-fest I remember from home.” (Israel 2004) Canadians treat drinking as a normal social activity where they can relax and enjoy their time with their friends, while in America, college students have the mentality of drinking to get drunk. In the debatabase book written by the International Debate Education Association the authors conclude that by lowering the drinking age it will instill responsibility into eighteen-year-olds also preventing the usage of fake ID’s (International Debate Education Association 2013). According to
So, if eighteen year olds were allowed to drink then their friends which are roughly around the age of sixteen or seventeen would likely have an alcoholic drink in their hand as well. “There’s No Benefit to Lowering the Drinking Age” explains, on average about eleven teens die daily as a result of drunk driving (Voas 464). When teens throw a party, alcohol is usually involved. Then once the party is over the kids have to get home somehow and they often drive themselves. When an alcoholic drink is placed in an eighteen-year-old hand decisions are made that harm them and others
Underage drinking has become normal and something tenagers look forward to when they enter collage. This is partly because consciously partaking in illegal activities gets their adrenaline running and they like the thrill they get when breaking the law. If it would be legal for 18 year olds to consume alcohol, it would be less exhilarating for students to drink since they wouldn’t have to break the law and they would drink more responsibly. The ultimate goal of having the minimum legal drinking age at 21 is to protect teens from the harmful effects of alcohol, but it is causing the opposite effect because it encourages them to binge drink when they get the chance since alcohol is not easily accessible for them. Binge drinking is very harmful and can lead to death in some scenarios, but moderate consumption can be healthy for the body and the mind.
If they were to lowered the drinking age from 21 to 18 will irresponsibly allow a greater segment of the population to drink alcohol in bars and nightclubs, which not means safe environments. Seventy-six of bars have sold alcohol to obviously intoxicated people. And about half of the drivers are arrested for driving while intoxicated. Even killed as alcohol involved drivers in traffic crashes did their drinking at licensed establishments. Neighborhoods with higher densities of bars nightclubs and other alcohol selling
Lowering the drinking age to 18 is more beneficial than hurtful. There are benefits to lowering it like, for the bars and the government because they get more money from it from tax and other things. “Approximately 10% of 9- to 10-year-olds have started drinking. Nearly one-third of youth begin drinking before age 13.” Even if there is not a law lowering the drinking age, kids are still most likely going to do it because they think it is the cool thing to
The likely demographics this commercial is targeting is likely young adults and up since, marketing adult products to children would probably be inappropriate and likely illegal. An example from the commercial on how they are selling the product, which is by humor and shock, is by the having the child get a tattoo and promptly stating "My mom said I could" and the demographic and target audience of the probably young adults from France and anyone who is from an English speaking country. This commercial
ENGLISH ASSIGNMENT 5 BINGE DRINKING TASK A - Summary “Would an alcohol advertising ban work?” is a news segment by Channel 4 News from September 2009, in which they discuss the media’s potential influence on the alcohol culture among young people, where binge drinking has become a popular activity to partake in. The British Medical Association (BMA) claims that certain alcohol beverages were designed to appeal to the younger generation, and thereby making it seem as if alcohol was an essential part of everyday life. The alcohol marketers on the other hand insist that their adverts are not aimed at young people, but do recognize that there is a problem with alcohol intake among youngsters and believe that the perspective of the issue ought
Alcohol seems to be an important part of daily life for many people. It's a substance associated with having fun amongst friends and family. Fortunately, certain laws help to protect us against the dangers that alcohol potentially brings upon our society. Although a section of the population argues for lowering the drinking age to 18, there have been many benefits with keeping it at 21. The main purpose of setting the Minimum Legal Drinking Age at 21 is to provide safety for the public, which should be the primary responsibility of the government.
Parents can teach their children how to drink responsibly. Normalizing alcohol consumption as something done responsibly in moderation will make drinking alcohol less of a taboo for young adults entering college. By lowering the drinking age, adults could openly model responsible drinking in establishments and at parties and irresponsible behavior would be discouraged. If the risks of alcohol were advertised more, it would remind people to drink responsibly. In the 1960s and 1970s there may have been an increased number of alcohol related car accidents but if the minimum legal drinking age was lowered today, there is a thing called uber where people won’t have to drink and drive, they can just order a ride home.
Normalizing alcohol consumption as something done responsible would make drinking alcohol less of a thrill for young adults entering college and workforce settings. There are actually fewer drunk driving traffic accidents that result in fatalities in countries with a minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) of 18. Lowering the MLDA would also lower alcohol related injuries