Keep age the same, but increase excise tax

Keep age the same, but increase excise tax

It's anecdotal, but there are more problems in the US (drinking age 21) than in Canada (18-19) or Europe (16-18). I would prefer to work on changing our culture towards safe drinking practices, rather than increasing limitations. I agree with increasing excise tax and using the revenue to reduce harm.

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  • Paul Martin
    commented 2017-07-24 19:37:12 +1200
    Agreed. The problem is attitudes not age.
    Home drinking seems to be the problem with the young; they tank up on cheap supermarket booze before going out for the night because club/pub prices are high. Make drinking out a similar cost to drinking at home and then the Licensees can take (some) responsibility.
  • Paul Martin
    tagged this with i have the same idea 2017-07-24 19:37:09 +1200
  • Marlene Villeneuve
    published this page in How would you reform alcohol laws 2017-07-22 14:53:03 +1200