Why can't teens buy alcohol?


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Sheldon  Cooper Profile
Sheldon Cooper answered

Same reason why it's a crime to drive without a license-

Same reason why you can't buy cigs

Unless your 18 -

Laws make it a crime -

Sara persiangirl of ASKdotCOM Profile

If I was in charge, I'll make it forbidden for adults too. It's ridiculous to drink something all harm consciously that kills your mind! It's even worst if a child does that.

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Woof Woofy answered

Because they have to be 19+  in Canada or 21+  in the USA. .

Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright , Florida Paralegal, answered

The biggest reason here is since you aren't legally an Adult , you cant be held responsible for your actions and maturity researches have shown teens are not mature enough to handle the effects of alcohol under any situation  so with both combined, teens are NOT allowed to purchase alcohol

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Call me Z answered

Because there are laws that make it a crime to sell alcohol to people under 21. Sales to underage patrons can lead to revocation of liquor license, stiff fines and jail. 

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Call me Z commented
You can thank the many generations of teens that came before you who proved more than sufficiently that alcohol is simply too great a threat to allow teenagers access to. Laws were written and passed to protect young people from the damage that alcohol can cause to those too immature to handle it.
Sheldon  Cooper
Sheldon Cooper commented
I was one of those for sure
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Feras Rocks commented
Oh ok thanks
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PJ Stein answered

Teens don't make the best decisions when they are sober, what makes you think adding alcohol to the mix would make it better? Not only that but there have been studies that show the earlier one starts drinking the more likely they are going to have a drinking problem later.

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