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What's better UK Drinking laws (18) or US drinking laws (21)?

Just wondering what you all think is better?

obviously the UK has a problem with binge drinking (which is an activity I am currently partaking in) and the us is accused of leaving it too late.

Which is better?
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The earlier the better. Get kids used to alcohol from an early age so that they know how to deal with it.

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UK.

21 is ridiculous.
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The earlier the better. Get kids used to alcohol from an early age so that they know how to deal with it.
You should come to my uni, we do not know how to deal with it, we only just realised that if you drink so much that you throw up, that's too much.

We drink way to much as you may be able to tell nkow cos I'm a bit drunk.
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You should come to my uni, we do not know how to deal with it, we only just realised that if you drink so much that you throw up, that's too much.

We drink way to much as you may be able to tell nkow cos I'm a bit drunk.


I got past that stage at 16/17. Now im just a social drinker.

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I got past that stage at 16/17. Now im just a social drinker.
You should go to uni it means that stage lasts fro 16 to 21
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I don't have a problem with the US drinking age being 21 per se, but I have a big problem that people can drive by 16, and can vote, smoke and die for the country at age 18. It isn't consistent and doesn't make sense in my mind.
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21 is to long in the states, im dyin here!!
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You should go to uni it means that stage lasts fro 16 to 21
I'm at uni. I feel like i lived the uni life at college, and now im just sort of past that stuff.

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I'm at uni. I feel like i lived the uni life at college, and now im just sort of past that stuff.
Oh me too but at uni you can do it with new people.

I think us british have a different mentality to foriegners/europeans.
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Oh me too but at uni you can do it with new people.
True say. Most people I know accuse me of being an alcoholic I hardly even drink that much. I guess they ddidnt drink before they were 18.

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I don't have a problem with the US drinking age being 21 per se, but I have a big problem that people can drive by 16, and can vote, smoke and die for the country at age 18. It isn't consistent and doesn't make sense in my mind.
Yeah I know what you mean, the Uk system makes more sense.
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Oh me too but at uni you can do it with new people.

I think us british have a different mentality to you foriegners/europeans.
Yeh I think that we do have a different mentality about drinking. I think a lot of socialising is lead around drinking. Maybe thats where the problem has come from.

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True say. Most people I know accuse me of being an alcoholic I hardly even drink that much. I guess they ddidnt drink before they were 18.
before uni I drank and got drunk but not as bad as I do now but I think it's because I only turned 18 last august so I didn't want to make the rents angry.
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before uni I drank and got drunk but not as bad as I do now but I think it's because I only turned 18 last august so I didn't want to make the rents angry.
My parents were weird. They knew I would drink with or without their permission so they gave me their blessing

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