- 08/08/2019 at 1:27 pm #1618675EduGorillaKeymasterSelect Question Language :Most countries have set their minimum drinking age to 21 although exceptions do exist for reasons such as medical necessity, etc. However, there are many who feel that the minimum drinking age should be lowered as it has not stopped teen drinking, and has instead pushed underage binge drinking into private and less controlled environments, leading to more health and life-endangering behavior by teens.
Which of the following statements, if true, most weakens the given argument?
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- 18 is the official age of adulthood in most countries and adults should have the right to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption.
- Allowing 18- to 20-year-olds to drink alcohol in regulated environments would decrease instances of unsafe drinking activity.
- Lowering the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 would diminish the thrill of breaking the law to get a drink.
- There are fewer incidents of drunk driving traffic accidents and fatalities in those countries where the legal drinking age is 18.
- Lowering the legal drinking age would be medically irresponsible as alcohol consumption can interfere with the development of a young adult brain’s frontal lobes, essential for functions such as emotional regulation, planning, and organization.
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