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How many people in this classroom are under the age of 21? Now think to yourself, even though you are under the age of 21, does it mean that no one in this classroom has ever tried alcohol? We are all students at college and most likely gone to one party with alcohol. Most of my friends who are under 21 also drink alcohol too, and we as a teenager most likely be going through experiences involving alcohol. And I think that underage issue would be extremely beneficial to all of us. Today I'm here to convince you to think twice about picking up that next bottle of alcohol. First, I would like to talk about why teenagers under age should not have consumed alcohol. And then next, I'll explain how to prevent ourselves from drinking alcohol. First, teenagers should not have consumed alcohol because of four reasons: underage drinking is illegal, it can lead to disappointment of your parents, teenagers are not responsible enough, and it has many negative effects on our body. Drinking before you turn 21 is illegal. You can be cited by the police and arrested for underage drinking. Historically, the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 was passed on July 17; it legislated the age of 21 years as a minimum age for purchasing and consuming alcoholic beverages in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The reasoning behind the law, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration points out, was that teenagers cause a high percentage of alcohol-related deaths in proportion to the number of miles they drive. Furthermore, it is also illegal because it is a crime. It is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable with a maximum sentence of 6 months incapacitation and a $1000 fine. Drinking alcohol can also lead to disappointment of your parents. Most parents who find out that their child has been drinking are not pleased with it. Parents work hard to pay for their child college tuition, wish that their child could do better than them, but later on, they find out that their child is a drinker. What do you think about that? Do not you feel sorry for them? For
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example, my friend who just turned 18 decided to drink vodka and two shots of tequila at his own birthday party. At first, he thought that it was a really interesting experience. So he got himself drunk every Friday at the bar with his friends.
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