Raising smoking age could save lives
There are times people need some help when it comes to their health and making smart choices. Left to our own devices, most of us would exercise too little, eat and drink too much and count on pills to make things right.
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Here we go again… Government trying to save us from ourselves.
What is it in the minds of some people that they would seeks all things of health; while in others they choose alcohol, tobacco, drugs, narcotics, medicines, and disease promoting foods?
The argument that since 17 year olds can join the military, why shouldn’t they be allowed to smoke makes sense to me.
Wouldn’t it be a “better idea” to show some consistency and have military recruiting age, and smoking age, and alcohol age all be the same age?
How about 45?
You could say the same thing about getting a driver’s license. Why not 18 or 21? It would save lives.
There is really no thought process on minimum ages for driving, drinking, smoking, or joining the military. It is what society accepts or does non accept.
If society (e.g. my tax dollars) is going to pay for illnesses related to smoking in the future (ACA), then smoking should be banned altogether, or you pay for your own insurance and health problems. How is that for a solution?