Essay on Effects of Alcohol Advertisements on Youth

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“Two teens dead and another hospitalized after a single car crash and police say that drinking and driving was the cause,” the news reporter continued.
“Fifteen is no age to die!” Will exclaimed.
“Fifteen is no age to drink and drive either,” added Oskar.
“What persuades these ‘little doves’ to drink?” Susan asked.
“I would blame the alcohol advertisements for that,” answered Oskar.
“Hahaha....are you out of your mind? How can advertisements persuade someone to drink? You can surely think of something better,” laughed Will.
I feel dizzy listening to their conversation. I never thought a quiet evening could turn into an argument over a news report and some irresponsible teenagers. However, I must admit, it made my brain do some serious
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“Two teens dead and another hospitalized after a single car crash and police say that drinking and driving was the cause,” the news reporter continued.
“Fifteen is no age to die!” Will exclaimed.
“Fifteen is no age to drink and drive either,” added Oskar.
“What persuades these ‘little doves’ to drink?” Susan asked.
“I would blame the alcohol advertisements for that,” answered Oskar.
“Hahaha....are you out of your mind? How can advertisements persuade someone to drink? You can surely think of something better,” laughed Will.
I feel dizzy listening to their conversation. I never thought a quiet evening could turn into an argument over a news report and some irresponsible teenagers. However, I must admit, it made my brain do some serious thinking.
Could alcohol advertisements have a negative effect on youth?
Could alcohol advertisements urge young men and women to try their hand at drinking?
Could alcohol advertisements indirectly be the cause of most traffic accidents that take place under the influence of alcohol?
There are infinite questions.....but very few people to provide satisfactory answers.
Alcohol is one of the leading drug problems among youth. Drinking results in a panoply of negative consequences, including poor grades, risky sex, alcohol addiction and car crashes. Every day, 7,000 individuals younger than 16 years of age take their first drink (Jernigan 100). While many factors may influence an underage person’s drinking decisions, including among other things
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