Eighteen should be the legal smoking age

Eighteen should be the legal smoking age

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Alecia Walls started this petition to U.S. House of Representatives and

If being 18 means you are legally an adult, time to go live on your own, work a job, go to college then how can the government sit here and take away your rights as an adult to smoke cigarettes it's no better than the legal drinking age having been raised all those years ago... first it leads to more people under the legal age smoking cigarettes just because they aren't allowed to, Second it's taking away your basic rights as a person and legal adult. If you're old enough to be held responsible for your actions you are old enough to have the right to make the choice of smoking a cigarette. Stop Taking Away American Rights. There are many arguments against this change the fact is it's been proven over and over again you take it away and it leads to people finding other means to get it. There are going to be children dieing or being sick from fake tobacco that they bought off some dude on the street corner because they needed a smoke. There are going to be police officers wasting time arresting a 19 year old for carrying cigarettes on him instead of searching the streets for the real criminals. Who benefits from this decision? They're taking rights away from grown adults, and causing people to be arrested for something that they deserve to have the right to do as legal adults.

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