Drinking Age

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World Drinking Ages No Minimum Age 16 Age 18 Age 19 Age 20 Age 21 Armenia Antigua Argentina South Korea Japan (UNITED STATES) Azerbaijan Austria Barbados Iceland China Belgium Bermuda Fiji France British Virgin Islands Nigeria Germany* Chile Poland* Greece* Czech Republic Portugal Italy Estonia Soviet Georgia Netherlands* Hong Kong Thailand Norway* Indonesia Viet Nam Poland Jamaica Spain* Israel Turkey* Latvia Switzerland* Luxembourg (age 17 with an adult) Mexico Mongolia Philippines Russia Slovak Republic South Africa United Kingdom (age 16 in restaurants) Uruguay Australia Bahamas Brazil Canada (age 19 in some provinces) Colombia Denmark Finland* Hungary Ireland Jamaica Lithuania Malaysia Moldova New Zealand* Peru Puerto Rico St. Marten Slovenia Sweden* Turkmenistan Ukraine Venezuela
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* With exceptions Call for Lower Drinking Age in Vermont Adults 18 or older can serve in the military and they should be old enough to buy a drink insists a prominent Vermont state legislator, Rep. Richard Marron (R-Stowe). Mr. Marron has a half-dozen or so co-sponsors and several others are interested in supporting his proposed legislation. Vermont governor James Douglass has discussed the idea in the past. His spokesman says the governor reports that “philosophically he agrees that if 18 is the age at which all citizens are bestowed full rights and privileges of American citizenship it ought to be the legal drinking age. However, he’s very concerned with the loss of federal transportation funds if this effort were successful.” In 1984 the federal government threatened to penalize financially any state that did not raise its minimum legal alcohol purchase and possession age to 21 or higher. That threat remains in force and Vermont could lose $9.7 from its transportation budget if it exercises its legal right to lower the drinking age. “I can make decisions about who I want to lead my country and make decisions about taxes, but I can’t have a beer with my friends or parents,” observes 20-year-old Charlie Guerin. She insists that legalizing drinking would reduce uncontrolled “underground drinking,” with its dangers of date rape, unrestrained heavy drinking, and the destruction of property. Reduce College Alcohol “Bingeing”: Lower the Drinking Age by David J. Hanson, Ph.D. Lowering the legal drinking age would reduce heavy drinking among college students says former Time magazine editor and White House correspondent Barrett Seaman, who is the author of Binge : What Your College Student Won’t Tell You . Seaman says that there would be an initial surge of heavy drinking at first as young adults
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