Taxing and restricting alcohol use for all attempting to reduce harm caused by few.

Taxing and restricting alcohol use for all attempting to reduce harm caused by few.

Surely this is a case of a policy disadvantaging all (including reducing the rights of 18 year old adults) in an attempt to mitigate the harm caused by few. Perhaps restricting access reduce harm or further put alcohol up on "forbidden fruit" type pedestal where binge drinking isn't reduced, just the chance to responsibly and legally drink alcohol with other adults is? IMO it appears the more you try and restrict alcohol access the more alternatives are found, often a much more binge related focus. Wouldn't it be better trying to get to the point where it not seen as "cool" to be excessively intoxicated (possibly through education) and coming down much much more firmly on alcohol related violence. Initially appears a very disappointing policy.


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