There is a movement to change the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.

I pretty much go back to the old argument that if you're old enough to fight/die for your country, you should be old enough to drink, smoke, whatever.

I am not denying how dangerous or addictive tobacco is; I was a smoker for many, many years and I certainly count it as one of the dumbest things I was ever a part of. I think by upping the age you're just going to add to the allure of kids wanting some forbidden fruit. I think you'll also see a HUGE spike in car burglaries from kids trying to bust in for a pack of smokes.

This is another attempt at a "feel good" but "do-nothing" law that won't cut down on smoking even a little bit. If we're going to charge 18-year-olds as adults, let them vote and have them be in the military, they should have a right to smoke as well.


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