Alcohol Consumption France vs. America. Aurore (Jessica Field). Why I chose this topic?. If most of you do not already know, I have done a lot of volunteer work with MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) as well as SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
I’ll respect your decisions, if you respect mine.
Proof – (40%)
43,000 French die per year = 200,000 Americans
Alcohol =causes ½ deaths from road accidents, ½ homicides, ¼ of suicides
Costs France 18.5 billion (U.S.) each year
Accounted for 42,963 deaths on 1997
#1 (or in top 3) health problem in France
LoiEvin- strongest laws against advertising alcohol. Bans ads on tv and movies, restricts radio ads until after 10pm, forbids alcohol industry sponsorship at sporting events. In effect in 1993
Have you been pressured by friends or relatives to drink or make other bad decisions that you were not comfortable with
Usually meeting up with friends/ co workers at functions and there wanting me to “keep up with them” “C’mon just 1 more wont hurt”-Madame Field
No because some friends ask me to skip class with them.- Samantha
Oh of course! The group that I hang out with now drinks a lot, now they can legally (or are almost at that point) so they're always asking me if I want something. They also do drugs occasionally and REALLY want me to do it with them. It's like their life goal to get me to give in.-Chelsea C
What do you think of other countries when it comes to drinking alcohol?
It is not my decision to judge what other countries/ people do about their drinking laws – Ma Soaur Chelsea
They don’t abuse it like we do-David
I think that in many countries in Europe drinking at younger ages in acceptable because its part of their cultures and traditions, however they do it very responsibly and do not abuse it. Unlike American teens who abuse alcohol at all cost.- Brianna
I think, since other countries may have a lower drinking age, and it's not as "taboo," for a younger person to drink, that they are much more responsible with alcohol. Here, it seems like people (teens or young adults, mostly) drink solely to get drunk.-Sarah
Do you or have you thought your peers looked cool (either underage age or legal age) while drinking?
No I have not, I do not try to fit in with people. I am who I am and I don’t find It cool or awesome to see them drink.-Chelsea F.
Absolutely not!! I think they look stupid and do not come off at cool. – Brianna
Is there one person you look up to or admire? What are your feelings if this person began drinking? Would your feelings change towards them?
I’m very proud of my girls for making good decisions- Madame Field
I admire my mom. I would be very worried if she ever started drinking. She has probably had 10 drinks in her whole life. She lives life to its fullest and doesn't need alcohol. She has no weaknesses. I would see alcohol as a weakness if she ever started drinking.-Jodi
I look up to my brother, if he began drinking I would be very disappointed.-David
I can't say I have one person. Being older and having "lost" a daughter to drinking I have a real connection to young people and in general when I met young and energetic, smart youth it pains and disappoints me when I see them throw away what could be their future.- Cathy