Excessive alcohol consumption contributes to more than 4,700 deaths among underage youth, that is, persons less than 21 years of age, in the United States each year. –CDC

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  1. Edwin Bonilla Says:

    The drinking age should be 18 in states and territories where the age of majority is 14 or 18 and the drinking age should be 19 in states where the age of majority is 19 or 21. Alcohol education should be a requirement. Binge drinking is common at many universities around the country and the ageist drinking age of 21 has not and will not decrease binge drinking by college students who are 18-20. If the drinking age was 18 and if alcohol education was required, there would many less deaths among young women and young men. They would know the importance of alcohol responsibility.