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Anheuser Busch explains why beer is good and illegal drugs are bad.
YES, THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!
BEER vs. ILLEGAL DRUGS
Beer is a legal beverage, which, consumed in moderation, is consistent
with a healthy lifestyle. In fact, a number of scientific studies have
associated moderate beer consumption with healthy benefits, including a
reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease - an issue that deserves
On the other hand, marijuana, crack, cocaine, and heroin are illegal
substances that are destructive to the user's health regardless of the
frequency of use.
Beer is produced by a legal, strictly regulated industry that employs
hundreds of thousands of Americans, provides billions of dollars
annually in state and federal taxes and directly contributes $44 billion
to the American economy each year.
Crack, cocaine and heroin are produced by a totally-unregulated industry
that pays no taxes and makes no positive contribution to society or our
Beer is almost always consumed as a refreshent.
Marijuana, crack, cocaine and heroin are used to radically alter the
normal physical and emotional state.
The vast majority of beer drinkers consume beer responsibly and
There is no such thing as responsible or moderate use of marijuana,
crack, cocaine amd heroin.
Brewers spend literally millions of dollars annually sponsoring a
variety of public education programs that promote responsible
consumption of alcoholic beverages. These programs are working.
On the other hand, the marijuana, crack, cocaine and heroin industry
does everything in its power to promote illegal use, abuse, and
addiction, particularly among our youth.
The brewing industry continually funds educational programs designed to
prevent underage persons from drinking and to teach them about the
proper role of alcohol in our society.
The illegal drug industry recruits children from schoolyards to be users
and sellers. High school-age children are a primary target of drug
dealers, whose objective is addiction.
There is nothing inherently wrong with our product. Beer is a wholesome
beverage that can add to the quality of life when consumed in
moderation, as intended. No one in the brewing industry promotes abuse.
We do everything in our power to ensure that beer plays a positive role
in our society and it is used responsibly.
Beer: A Good Part of the Good Life.
from Anheuser Busch
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