Too Smart To Start. In the News News Items. en-us 60 Minimum Legal Drinking Age of 21 May Protect from Death Risk Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT A recent study examined if young adults exposed to a permissive MLDA had a higher risk of death from alcohol-related chronic diseases compared to those exposed to an MLDA of 21. [NY] County Legislature Ramps Up Penalties Under Suffolk's Social Host Law Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT The Suffolk County Legislature updated the county's social host ordinance, to make violations a misdemeanor. Retailers Encouraged to Join Community Alcohol Partnerships Scheme Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT The Association of Convenience Stores is encouraging its members to join a Community Alcohol Partnerships scheme, to work with their local communities to promote responsible alcohol sales. [GA] USG Task Force Releases Recommendations Aimed at Curbing Alcohol, Drug Abuse by College Students Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT The University System of Georgia released an initiative to tackle alcohol use by college students. [CA] New Study Finds Weed and Alcohol Reduce Teens' Mental Faculties Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT Research performed on middle and high school students in Southern California revealed alcohol and marijuana use can negatively affect mental health and academic performance. [CA] LA Kings Play Stars in 'Be Your Own Hometown Hero' Drug, Alcohol PSA Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT A Los Angeles King play took a leading role in a new online video that targets underage drinking and drug use. [AZ] Pima County Closes Loophole for Underage Drinking Party Hosts Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT The Pima County Board of Supervisors updated its social host ordinance to include people aged 18 to 20. [NY] Cuomo Launches Underage Drinking Enforcement Campaign Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT The governor announced a new effort where police and other officials will conduct large scale compliance checks at venues such as concerts. [MN] Horizon Public Health Gets Grant to Address Underage Drinking Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT Horizon Public Health was awarded a grant by the state, to implement community level interventions to prevent underage drinking. [NM] MADD Holding Webinars to Help Parents Talk About Underage Drinking with Teens Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT MADD in New Mexico is holding webinars and phone conferences daily, in an effort to encourage and help parents talk with their kids about underage drinking. [MA] AG's Office OKs Duxbury Underage Drinking Bylaw Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT The attorney general's office approved a measure that allows police to issue non-criminal fines to underage drinkers.