The drinking age


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The drinking age

The legal drinking age has been a hot contested debate. In most of the countries the minimum drinking is 18 while in some like the United States the minimum drinking age is 21. There are exceptions based on where the consumption is taking place, when under adult supervision, religious purposes or education purposes. But why should there be a minimum drinking age? There are convictions that young people are not able to make informed decision and therefore ought to be guided by law. If then that is the case, which should be the minimum drinking age? The minimum drinking age varies between one country to another but 18 and 21 are more common.  Out of these two, a minimum drinking age of 18 is more preferable.

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Kiesbye, Stefan. Should the legal drinking age be lowered? New York: Gale. 2008. Pri