Too young to drink, too young to smoke/chew. Besides, most are on their parents health insurance anyway.
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Yet old enough to serve and die for our country?
Actually, I agree with you on the alcohol and tobacco. You could just as well throw driving in there too. I don't believe many teenagers understand the responsibility involved in driving.
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It should be illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone.
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All legal products should be available to all adults. But if we don't think that 18 year olds are mature enough to make adult decisions, maybe the age of an adult needs to be re-defined.
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Let's not pick and choose. If the age for drinking, and tobacco is going to be 21 then the age for enlistment and Selective Service registration needs to be 21 also.
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6 disagrees so far. Hmm ? Let me see if I have this right. You 6 think it is ok for 18, 19 & 20 year olds to get wounded or killed in military service but you would deny them a smoke or a chew if they survive. What a bunch of self serving known it all *******.
Scout, I wouldn't get too hung up on the voting. It records my vote about 1 out of 10 times. And I've had past comments removed (perfectly fine comments nothing rude). It seems someone at the Independent wants to control information. Ain't freedom great.
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Sorry about the reposts, but their site isn't refreshing right for me, so it wasn't appearing.
Don't worry about the reposts sumyounguy, the site hasn't been working right for 2-days. Scout is correct maybe we had better redefine what an adult is. If 18 is the legal age to get married without parental consult, get a credit card and rack up thousands in debt, or fight and die for your country, then 18 should be the age to consume adult products if one chooses to without the nanny state interfering. What concerns me more than the ones who disagree with Scouts, your, or my comments is the 14 Hitler Youth that think it's great to make something illegal they don't approve of. Once again the leftists showing how they can run your life better than you can. Is smoking harmful, yes it is. But so is living ones life as a lemming.
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Would you be okay with legalizing all substances? Or is it okay for those to remain illegal because so many think they're illegal? Where's the line to be drawn?
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Farmkid, I believe this discussion is specifically about tobacco, not illegal substances. This nations drug policy is certainly a topic for discussion but not here. You ask where is the line to be drawn, I say leave the line alone. If 18 is the age to be tried as a adult in most cases, and the age where males are required to register with selective service then it should be the benchmark for all "adult" activities. This nations national cemeteries are full of 17-20 yo's that paid the ultimate price for our dwindling freedoms. What hypocrites we are to send our young off to war as fighting men and women, only to be told when and if they come home, "Hey kid you can't have that beer or that cigar. Your under arrest". I know my response would be Go to ****.
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"What concerns me more than the ones who disagree with Scouts, your, or my comments is the 14 Hitler Youth that think it's great to make something illegal they don't approve of. Once again the leftists showing how they can run your life better than you can."
The door is left wide open on that comment, that's the reason for my question about illegal substance use.
My view is, the age of adulthood should be raised. Teens are too young to drink responsibly, drive responsibly, and give their life.
No one should be buying tobacco, at any age.
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I agree completely. It is the little Hilters of the left that believe they can grant rights as they see fit. This is also the group that expects everything and gives nothing in return. The do nothing whiners of the country. It is very unjust to hold 18-20 year olds accountable for the things Kaptain mentioned then deny them other things. Whatever the age is, if you are old enough to vote and serve you are old enough to have a beer and a cigar.
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