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Nationwide Fight Begins Over Raising Tobacco Age to 21

Source: US News & World Report

New York City councilmen voted Wednesday to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21, a measure that will go into effect six months after it's signed into law by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a zealous anti-smoking advocate.

The Big Apple measure which soared 35-10 through the city council is part of a nationwide effort that seeks to make illegal the sale of tobacco to young adults.

In New Jersey, legislators are likely to debate a bill soon that would raise that state's age limit to 21. New Jersey is currently tied for the highest statewide tobacco age limit, at 19.

Richard Codey, governor of New Jersey from 2004 to 2006, helped bump the state's age limit from 18 to 19 less than 10 years ago. He's now a state senator and the sponsor of new age limit legislation, which he is confident will prevail and possibly help start a chain-reaction.

Read more: http://mobile.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/10/31/nationwide-fight-begins-over-raising-tobacco-age-to-21

Great just what we need... more feckless prohibition turning Americans into criminals. Might as well raise the age of adulthood to 21 while they're at it.

It's like for-profit health care is a religion to them!

I was talking with coworkers today and the subject of the ACA came up due to the enrollment period opening up at my workplace.

Immediately all the RW talking points started coming out about how its going to totally destroy health care, and how every other country hates their universal care, etc.

And during this discussion it occurred to me was how personal for-profit care is to these people.

The bubble is so strong that they fail to realize how nonsensical it would be for the rest of the world to adopt (and love) a system of health care that they allege doesn't work.

Add on top of that that these RWs are rallying against ACA which is a RWer plan that was implemented by a Republican presidential candidate in MA and it's enough to cause one's head to explode!

I mean who wouldn't want the freedom and security of knowing that the health care of you and your loved ones is guaranteed regardless of one's economic situation?!

I feel better now!
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