Poll

Reasons why alcohol should be banned.

Alcohol is a poison, your body tries to expel it as quickly as possible once it enters. Alcohol is ethanol. It causes more deaths in American than all other drugs combined (cocain, meth, etc). It causes family issues from child abuse to demeaning attitudes and slowly addicts anyone that uses it. The word "Alcoholic" is a made up word, alcohol is a drug and anyone that takes a drug repeatedly can become addicted to it.

People say weird things about alcohol to justify their own use such as "she can't handle her liquor" or "I only drink two a night, I'm no alcoholic" but we don't say "He only smoked one rock today, he isn't a cocainolic" or "he only uses meth to calm down on occasion". This is due to the mainstream promotion and advertising of alcohol, it is everywhere! Go to a party? Alcohol. Go to a game? Draft beer night. Go to dinner? Wine enhances the flavor of that food (this has been proven false, alcohol actually dulls your senses which include taste). Depress? Have a beer and mellow out (which will only cause you to be more depressed the next day).

Alcohol is the only legal drug. It is physically and mentally addictive with periodic use for anyone. There is no alcoholic gene which has never been proven. It should be banned just like every other drug.

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  It is the cause of millions of deaths per year, worldwide (directly and indirectly; IE: drunk driving with 10,322 deaths in 2012 US CDC) Vote
53.85% voted this
  Despite contrary mainstream media, it has no benefit to health whatsoever (it actually damages your brain, liver and otherwise) Vote
7.69% voted this
  It is directly responsible for millions of cases of abuse, physically and mentally Vote
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  It is a drug; it is addictive just like any other drug Vote
7.69% voted this
  Involved in 80% of rapes, 60% of murders Vote
15.38% voted this
  Directly linked to multiple health related problems and illnesses (cancer, liver disease, etc) Vote
7.69% voted this
  Other (please comment below) Vote
7.69% voted this
Total Votes: 13

Comments

Jerboa
Why allow a drug that is responsible for so much abuse, death and crime?
Posted by Jerboa on 12-16-2016
FindingJay
I think alcohol makes people different. Sometimes good but most of the time worse. They do things they wouldn't normally do like fighting, abuse, rape, murder and otherwise. It also tastes like pure crap so I'm unsure why people would drink it anyway.
Posted by FindingJay on 12-17-2016
Everett
Alcohol is only not banned because governments make too money from the sale of alcohol. Thinking about it. Would you ban something that made you millions to billions in a year? Probably not. No matter what it does, there will always be laws on alcohol, such as drinking when you're 21+ (in the US), no drinking and driving, etc. They really don't care that it causes death, money over lives.
Posted by Everett on 12-19-2016
hitmeasap
I can totally see why Alcohol is a drug and I would never say anything against that. It's a fact. However, in Sweden, we sell Alcohol in a store we call "systembolaget", and that's the only place you can get it. It's legal to buy alcohol when you are 20 years old here in Sweden and I think it's a decent age actually. Perhaps they should allow drinking and buying alcohol from the time you're 25 years old instead, but it doesn't really matter that much to me. - However, I can't see the reason for not legalizing marijuana either.
Posted by hitmeasap on 12-23-2016
EarlAlexander
Alcohol should be ban Alcohol should be ban in many countries of the world, if opposition is too much at least it should be restricted to some certain type of people , alcohol should not be sold or given to people below the age of 15 and should not be sold to old people . And more premiums should be laid by the government to curb the abnormal intake of alcohol to reduce the damage it can cause.
Posted by EarlAlexander on 05-22-2017
jyy
The whole situation of banning alcohol was already tried in the US and was a total disaster and laughing-stock. Note, all it did was encourage organized crime and violence. Also, it was simply ignored by much of the population. Good thing in 1933 Congress repealed it.
Posted by jyy on 05-25-2017
wallet
I think alcohol should be banned from a various of reasons, one would be domestic violence, all kind of violence, health effects, death accidents. But in my opinion no state in this world would succeed such thing, think about how USA banned prohibition of alcohol in the past, no one on this earth will stop alcohol to be comercialised! Maybe we should change laws about drinking while driving or the law to domestic violence, maybe this will have an effect on these people and they will stop from drinking or at least to control the amount they drink!
Posted by wallet on 06-27-2017
vinaya
Cocaine and alcohol both kills, however you can have alcohol anytime you want, however, if you take cocaine you will be thrown inside prision. It is very surprising why people are not seripous about alcohol which is an dangerous as drugs. More people die due to alcohol than from drugs.
Posted by vinaya on 08-18-2017
Wyvh
Everything kills when you don't control it, but I must admit that drunk drivers that drive.. that's senseless.
Posted by Wyvh on 09-14-2017
joey98
When they have banned alcohol in the twenties, they only made it worst, the crime rate has increased, the price of alcohol gone up, and the government even tried to poison it. they better use the budget to help help prevent by complains, not banning.
Posted by joey98 on 09-21-2017
Heatman
Are you serious kidding me? Ban alcohol? Believe me, you may say that it has caused several deaths, I would definitely tell you that banning it would cause more death than the drinking it caused. Lots of people might commit suicide, and some feel psychologically and emotional down.

Personally, I'm in love with taking alcohol once in a while, and my brand in beer is Heineken. To me it's the best beer to have ever been made for men today. And as such, I really won't support or agree to the banning of alcohol.
Posted by Heatman on 09-29-2017
Barida
No one forces the other to take alcohol for we are all adults and are aware of the decisions we take in life. I'm not that type of person that feels okay after taking alcohol and that is the reason that I have reduced my intake of the drink and does not take it when I have freelancing works to work. But I think it is a high call to ask for the drink to be banned.
Posted by Barida on 10-02-2017
Wubwub
I don't think any drugs should be banned, so I definitely don't think alcohol should be either. I don't even drink, but I believe adults should be free to choose what they do with their own bodies and I find the notion of wanting the government to decide things like this for you to be a little bit absurd and childish. Drunk driving should definitely be illegal, but being drunk really shouldn't as long as you are able to keep it to yourself and not affect others.
Posted by Wubwub on 12-01-2017
lovely
Different strokes for different folks but in my own opinion, I think it should be banned.A lot of havoc has been carried out under the influence of alcohol.People have been physically and mentally abused because of a drunk or one being in a state of drunkness.But come to think of it what do people really gain from drinking alcohol apart from drinking to stupor and messing up.it should be banned if it legal to do so.
Posted by lovely on 12-01-2017
ColdFlameChris
It will damage your lungs and lessen your health. Most of the cases of the accidents happen because of drunk driving so alcohol should be ban totally. I rarely drink alcohol nowadays and I'm planning to stop it completely so not only it saves money, but also it saves my health. Alcohol is not good for your health. Don't drink and drive.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 12-06-2017