Why do they have two different ages for certain things? What’s the point of having the age to buy tobacco at 18 but the age to buy alcohol at age 21. What’s the difference? If your legally an adult at age 18 you should be able to buy alcohol. At age 18 you can buy tobacco, join the military, buy lottery tickets, and get married. If you join the military at age 18 you can’t go to the corner bar with your dad before you get shipped out over seas. If your old enough to die for your country you should be old enough to buy alcohol. You can get married at age 18 but you can’t drink at your wedding. You can buy tobacco which is worse than alcohol in my option. Tobacco is the leading cause of death in the U.S. If they lower the age of alcohol to 18 there wouldn’t be so much pressure for kids to try and sneak it and there will be a lot less drinking and driving. They pick one age and stick with it, don’t have two different ages. The U.S has the highest drinking age than any other country. It should be lowered to 18.