Effect of higher drinking age?

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    Of course, one wonders what other factors might be involved

    Higher Drinking Age Linked To Less Binge Drinking -- Except In College Students
     
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    I think they should lower the drinking age and raise the driving age. It works in Europe where they have lower percentages of binge drinking and DUI's.
     
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    The information, as written, is contradictory, unless of course they are saying that female collegians are typically between the ages of 21 to 23. Presuming that you read the entire article that you've provided these selected quotes from, was there an equivalent breakdown by age category for males? The age group reported for female collegians as having "increased dramatically" would be grad students.

    Since you "wonder" about "other factors", the missing data may be helpful in making a determination and/or providing an opinion.
     
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    The outcome of raising the drinking age will be more fine for the municipalities.

    Exactly as it's working out now that they fine teenagers for smoking.

    And that's the really the primary reason to do it, too.
     
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    Where did you get the info that teens are fined for smoking? Link?

    The establishment owners who are caught SELLING to those underage are fined, and repeat offenders may have their license to sell tobacco products revoked here.

     
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    Well, 21 year olds and 22 year olds are usually are usually in their 3rd year and 4th year, respectively, of their undergraduate study. And the 23 year olds are those who are so stupid they drank themselves retarded while in college and forced daddy to pay for an additional year. As to the idea there has been a rise in binge drinking over the past 20 some years I do not know. However, it is undeniable that there is a culture amoungst college kids of drinking.
     
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    I think that there should be no drinking age. If children were taught how to drink responsibly, I think that people would be more responsible about drinking.
     
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    I agree somewhat. In European countries where they can drink at a younger age they tend show more responsiblity when it comes to drinking.
     
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    George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would die a second death if they realized America even had a "drinking age"... or laws against Mary Jane or even "that old meth".

    Although I do not smoke or drink... I have a hard time coming to grips with any law that "protects me from my self". If my neighbor wants to ruin his life with heroine why should my government take the money I worked hard to earn in order to "reform" him.

    People should be free to make any kind of stupid decision they want to... So long as it only effects themselves........... Just my two cents!
     
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    I agree about the drinking and pot.

    But heroin...I could care less about the individual in that case. That shit is dangerous for society.
     

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