US: Industry rejects figures on underage drinking

By just-drinks.com editorial team | 28 February 2002

A new report in the US is claiming that young people between the ages of 12 and 20 account for 25% all alcoholic beverages consumed in the US. "Underage drinking has reached epidemic proportions in America," said Joseph Califano Jr., president of the National Centre on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, which issued the report this week.

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A new report in the US is claiming that young people between the ages of 12 and 20 account for 25% all alcoholic beverages consumed in the US. "Underage drinking has reached epidemic proportions in America," said Joseph Califano Jr., president of the National Centre on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, which issued the report this week.

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