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We should be ashamed if we don’t pass Tobacco 21 laws

By: Claire McCarthy, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications In the United States, the national drinking age is 21. States can make it younger, but if they do they lose federal highway funding. The idea is that youth less than 21 are more likely to run into trouble if they drink, and that having them wait until they are older is better. You can argue about whether this actually works, but the idea is…

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