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Underage drinking has many negative effects on society.

* Underage drinking is a leading health problem in the United States.

* Each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking; this includes about 1,900 deaths from motor vehicle crashes, 1,600 as a result of homicides, 300 from suicide, as well as hundreds from other injuries such as falls, burns, and drownings.

* Underage drinking causes young people to get bad grades such as D's and F's in school. This can and will affect the young persons future.

* Younger children and adolescents start to drink, they have a greater chance to engage in behaviors that harm themselves and others.

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