To grandfather those who were 18 when the law was raised from 18 to 21 for tobacco product

To grandfather those who were 18 when the law was raised from 18 to 21 for tobacco product

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Recently the league age for purchasing tobacco products was federally raised from 18 to 21. My goal is to create a grandfather clause to allow those who were already above the age of 18 when this new law was enacted, to be given the right to continue purchasing tobacco products, as this is stripping away a right that was already promised and provided to millions of hard working citizens across the country. Everyone who smokes knows the risks of what they are doing, they know it has the the possible effects of cancer and other physical damage to their bodies. But if we cant be trusted to decide whether or not we want to smoke how can we be told we are ready at 18 to fight in wars, ready to die for our country yet told we dont have the mental capacity to make the decision of smoking. How can we be told that at 18 we are adults and a part of society yet we are still not given the same rights as others. These two laws completely contradict one another in that aspect. Raising the age from 18 to 21 has caused outrage across the country in young adults who are just trying to get by day to day with an occasional smoke to help relieve the stress, but are now being told they can no longer smoke even though they may have been smoking for almost 3 years by this point. Many of us have already made our decisions to smoke and work everyday as members of society, please let us decide for ourselves whether or not we wish to smoke or quit. I myself work in construction along with many other young adults and it is a very high stress environment and sometimes a smoke break is needed when an accident happens on sight, or just from the stress of the weather conditions, and problems that occur day to day. From flooding to working backwards because plans changed, we deal with it everyday and work to make society better ,and all we want is to be able to have a cigarette, and relax on the small amounts of time we have to relax each day.

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