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Letter: Laws don’t change individual behavior

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, four out of five college students drink. Photo Credit: iStock

As a grandmother, I agree with columnist Froma Harrop that the drinking age should be changed back to 18 [“Trust our 18-year-olds with alcohol,” Opinion, Jan. 25].

We live in such a nanny state, and people think they are going to change behavior with laws. They raised the age to buy cigarettes in Suffolk County to 21! Our drug war isn’t working and hasn’t for all the years it has been on the books.

Charlotte Herdman, Flushing

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