In the United States of Advertising:

A new chorus of critics says it’s time to lower the drinking age
[…] The final drawback is pretty straightforward: It makes little sense that America considers an 18-year-old mature enough to marry, to sign a contract, to vote and to fight and die for his country, but not mature enough to decide whether or not to have a beer.

Meanwhile, in Great Blairton:

Change drinking laws for binging Brits, says think-tank
[…] Young people should be banned from drinking until they reach 21 or be forced to carry a card that records their alcohol intake, an influential journal claims.