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Should We Lower the Drinking Age?

Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Should We Lower the Drinking Age? It's a fact of life that many college kids drink. Some of them drink a lot. And most aren't of legal drinking age. The solution, says Hiram College President Tom Chema, is to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18 and re-institute weaker 3.2 beer. Regulation, not prohibition, says Chema. And he's not alone. But opposition to that concept is strong. 21 saves lives, they say. What do YOU say?

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Community/Human Interest, Health, Children's Health

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Thomas V. Chema, president, Hiram College
Barrett Seaman, president, Choose Responsibility
William DeJong, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health. 
Andrew D. Plunk, PhD, post-doctoral research fellow in psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO

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