Well the age on alcohol after 21 is not arbitrary. It's based on brain development. What's disturbing about this is that they once again lumped in ecigs with cigarettes, which will allow the people who implement policy (with no actual research) to just assume that they are one and the same. It's a sneaky way to get ecigs treated like analogs, without having to do any actual research or work on their part. It's the old "If it looks like smoking, then it must be."
Utah state legislation just passed same bill raising limit to 21 from 19. They say it will help prevent young teens from getting them from older friends, thus they wont start so young. In a perfect world maybe, but not in reality. I heard wrong, it passed a committee and is going to legislation. No doubt it will pass though
Last edited by Grateful4jerry; 11-21-2013 at 05:12 AM.
Reason: heard wrong
"Drinking Alcohol Damages Teenagers’ Brains"
Originally Posted by Rick Baumgartle
I don't buy the brain-development argument. In fact, history and common sense tell us that stigmatizing underage alcohol use most likely leads to more potentially brain-injuring binge drinking in adolescents, not less.
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