drinking age

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the age at which is legal for a person to buy alcoholic beverages

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Done by leading NGO Community Against Drunk Driving ( CADD) in collaboration with the Delhi Police and National Crime Records Bureau, the survey comes at a time when the Delhi government is mulling to reduce the drinking age from 25 to 21.
The reduction in legal drinking age to 21 will apply only for consumption of wine and beer, while the minimum age to purchase and consume hard drinks with higher percentage of alcohol would remain at 25.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Thirty years after federal legislation established 21 as a uniform minimum age to drink alcohol in all states, Americans are widely opposed to lowering the legal drinking age to 18.
The evidence is clear that there would be consequences if we lowered the legal drinking age," lead researcher William DeJong, Ph.
6 in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, the study was based on the long-term drinking behavior of more than 39,000 people who began drinking alcohol in the 1970s, when some states had legal drinking ages as young as 18.
Since 1984, the legal drinking age in the United States has been 21.
Between 1976 and 1985, the drinking age bounced back up in 26 states.
After Prohibition ended in 1933, the majority of states set the drinking age at 21.
Governor Cuomo added that by enacting a 21 year old purchase age, New York will join with its neighboring states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey anti Pennsylvania in the movement toward a common drinking age aimed at protecting the lives of all the young people of the region.
org) with the goal of promoting informed debate on the 21-year-old drinking age.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed the Federal Uniform Drinking Age Act, a law that threatened to withhold federal highway funds from states that failed to increase their minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) to 21.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has thrown its support behind federal legislation that would back a minimum legal drinking age of 21 and provide new tools for health care providers to reduce underage drinking.
Perhaps, but in truth arguments both for and against lowering the minimum legal drinking age represent similar policy implications as did those addressing the war in Iraq, the war on terror, and the war on Wall Street.
After Coventry coroner Sean McGovern recorded a verdict of misadventure, parents Joan and Ennio, of Solihull, West Mids, called for the drinking age to rise to 21.