Its no secret that the Brits have a drinking problem. In fact, their Prime Minister Tony Blair proclaimed it himself two years ago, calling binge drinking the “New British Disease”.
Well, in an effort to hopefully stop the youth from following the slurring path of their elders, the British goverment has called for tighter laws with the under-25 drink-drive limit and smoking.
Heres what the government’s advisory committee on the misuse of drugs (ACMD) had to say in their publication “Pathway to Problems”:
“Among the 6.8 million 16-24 year old’s in the UK, there were 2.1 Million daily smokers, 1.9 Million who drink more than twice the recommended amount at least once each week, and 1 Million who have used an illegal drug in the past month.”
The new laws being considered will include educating the youth on the consequences of heavy alcohol and nicotine use, the increase of the legal tobacco age from 16 to 18, and simply making alcohol more expensive among others.