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How Ads Affect Youth Alcohol Consumption

How much do ads affect kids? It turns out; it affects them quite a bit. A recent study found that the more advertising kids see for a particular brand of alcohol, the more likely they are to consume those brands. The evidence revealed that advertisements geared to underage drinking teens really do affect the amount of . . . . Continue Reading


Changing Drinking Age for Alcohol to 18?

Since 1984 the legal age to drink alcohol in all of the United States of America has been 21. Of course everyone who was born back then can drink now, so it wouldn’t seem like such a big deal. This was the year President Reagan signed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act into law. Since . . . . Continue Reading


Could Underage Drinking be Influenced by Social Media?

Social media may be influencing underage drinking. It turns out you may have to monitor even more of you teen’s behavior on social media. With advertisements plastered on every website, kids as young as 13 are regularly exposed to alcohol advertising. Alcohol advertisements are intended to target adult consumers only, however a study reveals kids . . . . Continue Reading


Emergency Room Interventions Reduces Underage Drinking

In high school, drinking is considered cool but many do not realize how harmful alcohol can be until it’s too late. Underage drinking is a serious problem and can result in hospitalization. Emergency departments witness it on a regular basis when patients come in with alcohol poisoning. New surveys show that emergency departments that engage in . . . . Continue Reading


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