Change the legal age to buy nicotine products back to 18.

Change the legal age to buy nicotine products back to 18.

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Kieran Cakus started this petition to Maryland State Senate and

Maryland has incorporated a new law that has risen the age to buy nicotine products to 21, this is including vape products. This can hurt small business owners who sell vapes, ecigs and eliquids. This would take out money that is being generated for the economy. Not only that, but prices for eliquids and vapes will most likely spike which will cause people who are addicted to nicotine to not buy this eliquids as well as vapes. This in turn would make people either attempt to quit nicotine, ignore the law in general, or lead people to buying even more cigarettes than before. This would put even more money into the pockets of big tobacco companies. This would undoubtedly raise the number of individuals who contract lung cancer. Ecigs are beneficial tool to help cigarette smokers to quit that habit. Not only that but future legislation could ban the variety of flavors people have to choose from. What would you rather taste if you were a cigarette smoker trying to quit, that awful tastes of Virginia tobacco; or would you rather be inhaling something that tastes better than the alternative (like a strawberry custard) and is also healthier? There are also plans to restrict the labeling and artistic expression restricting the various images logos and art work on the bottles eliquids come in; which by the way is a form of expressing your right to creativity. Ecigs and eliquids are not risk free that is not a doubt, but they are less of a risk than cigarettes. Not only this but a person living in the United States is considered a legal adult at the age of 18. They are free to make a bank account, file taxes, drive a vehicle, own a home and most importantly make the choice to die for your country in the armed forces to defend such laws, liberties and freedoms that we are blessed with in this country.

Change the law back to 18 years of age, plain and simple. If you are recognized as adult at that age you should be allowed to purchase whatever you want, because you are grown enough to make your own decisions.

Or perhaps raise your children to have common sense and not get themselves addicted to nicotine. 

Strengthen the individual, meaning teach kids and genuinely show them that following the herd like sheep is not beneficial.

I started this petition because...
I was introduced to cigarettes at the age of 15. I partook because of my own stressful life and felt it helped me to relieve that stress. I hadn’t touched an ecig until I was 18 years old and the reason why I did was to quit smoking; and it helped me so much.

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