A new federal study finds New Hampshire and Vermont have among the country’s highest rates of underage drinking, with Vermont number one and New Hampshire third. Some attribute this to the weather while others say the laws simply aren't strict enough. Alcohol rates tend to be higher in areas where people must stay in doors due to extreme weather, either too much heat or cold. This is often the case in these two states. Summers can be oppressively hot and winter and be bone chilling cold.
Prevention must be the name of the game and residents of New Hampshire or Vermont that have under age kids should consider having them take an alcohol awareness class for those under 21. These are commonly called Minor in Possession Classes