Lower the smoking age

Lower the smoking age

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John Trayer started this petition to Senator Tom Cotton and

With the recent raise in the age to purchase to tobacco it will leave those of us who have been using for a year or more legally unable to get tobacco. Raising the age will do more harm then good. If this is put into law there needs to be some sort of clause to include those of us who have been using for years legally. Creating this law will not stop minors from getting ahold of vapes/ cigarettes it’s just makes it more difficult for those of us over the age of 18 to get it. Minors for years have been having older people buy for them just because their 18 year old friend can no longer buy it, it won’t stop them from having there 21 year old friend / sibling / friends sibling from buying it for them. 
It may be a generic and even overused example but how can you go and say that an 18 year old can go take a bullet for the same people who are passing laws to take away what was his or her way of life. What our legislators need to realize is that just because some high school students decided it would be a good idea to bring vapes or Juuls to school doesn’t mean that it should be ruined for the rest of us. 
And yes it may be a health concern you can also go with the whole my body my choice argument. At 18 a person can make a conscious decision on what they are putting into their body and therefore should be allowed to purchase tobacco and nicotine products. 
In conclusion this law needs to be carefully revisited and revised before it could even be close to accepted by a majority of the American people. It is unfair to the ones who were using before to force them to quit cold turkey and it is unfair to ask someone to put themselves in harms way when at the end of the day they can’t even smoke a cigarette. 

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