posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:47 PM
Yes, but there would be millions of people over the age of 18 who would still be smoking and let's face it. Less and less young adults are taking up
the habit and account for a small percentage of smokers.
Not to mention the fact that it would just drive the kids into the black market for cigarettes.
18 year olds are taxpayers too, once you are a legal adult, the rules should be the same for everyone.
I personally believe this also applies to drinking. Where I live, you are allowed to drink at the age of 18.
The US makes adults wait until they are 21 in most states, and I personally believe this is wrong for various reasons.
If you are old enough to work, drive, vote, smoke and view pornography, then drinking shouldn't be any different.
Yes, you may not be mature until you are in your twenties, but the fact is, if you pay taxes, your rights should be equal to all other adults. This
includes smoking and would be a nightmare to enforce.
Not that I think its a bad idea to ban smoking, but it would be only right to ban it outright. Otherwise those 18 year olds will get older people to
buy them anyway.
edit on 21-8-2012 by smilesmcgee because: (no reason given)