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Unformatted text preview: might ask, it’s simply the “wow-factor”. If it’s illegal, it’s cool–fact. Most teenagers will jump at any opportunity to drink because it’s something that they want to do, something that makes them feel above the law. The goal is to lower the drinking age to 18 because it would take away the “wow-factor” in the act of drinking. It would also desensitize younger teens and overexpose them to alcohol– culturally this would force alcohol consumption to become a more casual ordeal. Once drinking becomes nonchalant, teenagers will drink more often but they wont feel the need to drink in ex-cess. This would control mortality rates in the United States because “alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of death in the United States, a major contributing factor to unintentional in-juries, the leading cause of death for youths and young adults, and accounts for an estimated 75,000 or more total deaths in the United States Annually”....
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course UW 1020-31 taught by Professor Pamelapresser during the Fall '11 term at GWU.
- Fall '11