Also, studies show that the current minimum age drinking laws have been ineffective to a high degree. By the time they are high school seniors, seventy-two percent teenagers say they have already consumed alcohol. Proper education at younger ages is needed for our country’s youth to learn the proper use of alcohol through experimentation with their own limits in safe environments.
Over the years, the legal drinking age in the United States has been heavily debated. Some argue that the legal age to drink should be 18 or 19 because people at that age are recognized as adults; others argue that the drinking age should be 21 because people who are able to drink should be more mature and have their lives better planned out. Although people are legally adults at 18, they are not yet mature adults; in fact, according to NRP, “emerging science about brain development suggests that most people don’t reach full maturity until the age 25” (“Brain”). Before earning the right to legally drink, people should allow their bodies to fully develop and gain a better knowledge of how to organize their lives. The drinking age should remain
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 more alcohol related accidents. Since more people have had accidents when the drinking age is still at the same age then that means that there would be fewer accidents if Kentucky were to lower their drinking age.
The amount of obese teenagers have increased gradually the past year due to excessive fast food. (Waldorf,2016) Many teenagers think that these food have the nutrients they need but it does not. Many doctors have stated that those fast food restaurants have bas nutrients and does not benefit your health. If advertisements of fast food restaurants have be banned to reduce the amount of teenagers who are obese due to that decreases. While some people claim that advertising for fast food restaurants should be banned to reduce the amount of obese, others disagree.
For example the age limit to join the army or to get married is 16 but to drink alcohol and get a tattoo it’s 18. They state that it is inequality and unnecessary to divide those into groups of ages and that everyone should be combined as one. Yet again, their argument is fair and quite true but they don’t acknowledge the fact that the government has placed these rules and age limits to prevent frantic behaviour. If no limits existed we’d have a whole different world: Children from the age of 10 could be driving, possibly causing harm to themselves and others. A daily basis of only adults smoking could change and evolve into the whole population, from all ages, getting into that unhealthy habit.
An astonishing 50% of drugs involving adolescents are either used, bought, or sold at their school(Monitoring the Future). This startling statistic proves to many parents and adults how difficult it is to protect any child from drugs. Half of all adolescents access these harmful drugs such as marijuana, heroin, nicotine, and flavored pods to add to their vaping pens at school. Over 48% of twelfth graders, 34% percent of tenth graders, and a little over 17% of eighth graders are using any type of illicit drug. Though the number of adolescents using heroin has dropped in the past year by .10%, the percent of adolescents using crack cocaine has gone up .30% since 2015 (Monitoring the Future Vol.
If users were well-informed of the ingredients inside an e-cigarette then perhaps it would decrease the popularity among high school students. The production and promotion of e-cigarettes should be illegal and banned. The tremendous increase in the number of nicotine users is not only shocking but terrifying as it has attracted a surplus amount of teens, "E-cigarette use among U.S. youth and young adults is now a major public health concern. E-cigarette use has increased considerably in recent years, growing an astounding 900% among high school students from 2011 to 2015.” (Surgeon General) Electronic cigarettes have raised red flags in other countries as well. Brazil, Singapore, Seychelles, and Uruguay have already banned e-cigarettes and the majority of U.S. states have implemented regulations on them such as no smoking indoor or on
In two thousand and nine there was a national survey done by The National Institute Drug Abuse which showed that more than one hundred and four million kids over the age of twelve had at least used marijuana at least once in life. Parents that is a serious problem! A hundred and four million kids, not a thousand, but a million kids. The consumption of marijuana in teens has risen in the last couple of years and continues to keep getting higher and higher. This problem has risen because of the parents not taking action in the teen’s life when they were younger and developing the lessons of life.
You're supposed to drive her to school in the morning!" I ignored my mom's scolding and just thought my dad might've drank more than she wanted him to, but back then, I still didn't see him as an alcoholic. Oh man, I thought while sitting in my pre-algebra class. He really has always been a big drunk, hasn't he? How could I not have realized this before?
"Americans consume more than 13 billion gallons of soda a year, according to University of Texas Health Science center at Tyler"(Allen, (n.d). The disadvantages of soft drinks, para.1). 13 billion gallons only in America, so what if they counted how many person drinks cola in all over the world every year! An article given by eMedExpert, which gives reasons why people drink cola, also gives people reasons to stop drinking cola. People drink cola and forget that cola is full of calories, and the more they drink cola, the more they increase the risk of obesity.