Smocking 59, drinking is a harder subject. See in the us where the age is 21, we have lots of alcohol related violence and DUIs, and just plain alcohol abuse. Where as in European countries where the age is 12,14,16, sometime even none at all, they have less crime and accidents related to alcohol abuse, because they learn how to handle alcohol from a very early age. They learn to not abuse alcohol and drink responsibly from a very early age. This kind of data just reinforces the knowledge that prohibition of any kind is a mindless and fruitless endeavor and that we in the US, need better answers to these issues, other than, your not old enough, or it illegal.