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To increase the alcohol age to 24

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My name is Amna Khan, I’m a student at Cressex Community School , I am in year 11 and i have started my controlled assessments for my GCSE’S and my citizenship is based on drinking alcohol. we would like to increase the drinking age to the age of 24 this is because of the following reasons 1) Raising the minimum age has decreased drink driving, accidents, and alcohol related deaths in people younger than 21. 2) Though some people underage continue to drink, raising the age does limit access to alcohol and does decrease underage drinking. 3) People under 21 may not be mature enough to handle drinking and may be more at risk for behaviours like binge drinking and for addictions like alcoholism. 4) Having laws in place that prohibit the selling of alcohol to minors gives the state a way to enforce limits, and provides natural consequences of drinking that may be punishable by law, discouraging underage drinking.

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