The Sale and Distribution of Alcohol and Tobbaco
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The Sale and Distribution of Alcohol and Tobacco in Close Proximity of a School
I believe that businesses should not be able to sell alcohol if they are in a ½ mile radius from schools. When the distribution if alcohol and tobacco is in a close proximity to schools it gives students temptations to skip school to go and buy the alcohol and or tobacco. It also brings people to the neighborhood and area that may be up to no good.
According to SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), “Nearly half (44%) of American young people have tried cigarettes by twelfth grade, and one out of five (20%) twelfth graders is a current smoker.” If a student finds out that there is a gas station or corner store selling and possibly allowing underage people to buy tobacco they may possibly skip school to buy the tobacco products.
In addition to that SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) also stated that “During the past month (30 days), 26.4% of underage persons (ages 12-20) used alcohol, and binge drinking among the same age group was 17.4%.”. Students may also skip school to go and buy alcohol products.
Alcohol and Tobacco should not be sold in close proximity to a school. This gives student’s temptation to skip school. It also means that the community could become worse from loose students with no supervision. These are all reasons that alcohol and tobacco should not be sold in a ½ mile radius from a school.
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