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Should the drinking age be lowered Other countries with drinking ages well below the United States have fewer problems with alcohol Because other countries have fewer problems people are adults at eight-teen and young people do it still the drinking age should be lowered to eight-teen Countries in Europe all have a lower drinking age then the United States yet none of those countries have a bigger problem with alcohol then the United States In England Mexico Russia and the Bahamas the drinking age is eight-teen In Spain France Germany and Italy the drinking age is six-teen Moreover in China and Portugal there is no drinking age at all All of those countries have a lower drinking age then the United States but there are less drunk drivers and binge drinkers Because there are younger drinking ages kids are introduced to alcohol at a younger age it is not that big of a deal to them to be able to drink When United States citizens turn eight-teen they are considered adults They can vote join the military and smoke So why can people decide who the leader of the United States is going to be but they can not drink a beer There are soldiers fighting for the United States and dying that are not even old enough to drink alcohol Therefore the United States is saying that at eight-teen people are old enough to die but not to drink alcohol Along with voting and joining the military people can smoke when they turn eight-teen Smoking serves as a root to many of the leading causes of death in the United States So why can someone smoke but not drink when smoking kills many more people Everybody knows that the drinking age in the United States is twenty-one but not everybody cares Just because there is a law stating the legal drinking age is twenty-one does not mean that no one is going to drink
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