Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco Raised to 19

Full story: Westbury Times

Nassau County Deputy Presiding Officer Roger Corbin announced that Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi signed Tobacco 19 into law recently.
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Donnamarie

Wilmington, NC

#1 Jun 5, 2006
19 to smoke. 18 to be sent to another country and fight for our freedom. What a mule!!!
LYNDERJOY

United States

#2 Jun 5, 2006
You have got to be kidding...at 18 years you can fight for your country... At 21 and ID you can drink....We as parents MUST be responsible until 21 and 23 ....When will you be allowed to make a decison on your own????? Anyhoot...where does the extra money go??? IRAQ?---IRAN? Because it certainly ain't here in our EDUCATIONAL system! COME ON GIVE US A BREAK....JUST LET US IN ON THE SECRET.. Who gets the extra money?...You?
Anonymous

Weymouth, MA

#3 Oct 1, 2006
The fact is that changing the age to 19 wouldn't stop sales, it just wouldn't increase them because of all the new smokers who turn 18 before the bill and are grandfathered. the sales rates would increase a little then remain the same. the cigarette companies are all about money and the stupid things is that you can't be under 18 and buy cigarettes but yet you can smoke them at any age in public.Many people in our society wouldn't care about giving a kid smokes so any decision about changing the legal age would do nothing in terms of tobacco sales and so forth because of all the adults this year.
katie

San Diego, CA

#4 Oct 6, 2006
i just going to say i'm 18 and i tried a cig and had a couple more ugh i know this may not have anything to do with the topic but gross i feel sick from them and never again will i have one OMG it's so gross!!!!!!!!! I had one last night and i still feel sick grosss never again!
P.S> sorry but i had to mention that b/c i feel so gross for having one :P :(
Nikos

Zákynthos, Greece

#5 Oct 6, 2006
hey katie how are u

“:)”

Since: May 06

Houston

#6 Oct 7, 2006
katie wrote:
i just going to say i'm 18 and i tried a cig and had a couple more ugh i know this may not have anything to do with the topic but gross i feel sick from them and never again will i have one OMG it's so gross!!!!!!!!! I had one last night and i still feel sick grosss never again!
P.S> sorry but i had to mention that b/c i feel so gross for having one :P :(
wtf.
Dylan

West New York, NJ

#7 Oct 28, 2006
katie, you're a tool

use spell check
Pandadoll

Hackensack, NJ

#8 Nov 3, 2006
Should be illegal to purchase tobacco ANYWHERE...

Substances that do not harm you....are illegal, but tobacco is legal.

There is something obviously WRONG with that........
Theresa

Londonderry, NH

#9 Nov 5, 2006
You must be kidding. It is SO TRUE... YOU ARE A MORON!!!

"Substances that do not harm you....are illegal"

EXCUSE me MORON, WHaT EXACTLY COULD THAT BE?!??!?!??!

LET me hear you tell me something that there is a substance that does not harm you. go ahead, reply and tell us all. so ALL could see how much of a moron you actually ARE!!! LOL
Pandadoll

Hackensack, NJ

#10 Nov 5, 2006
You are a sad individual.
John Smitty Smith

Nashville, TN

#11 Nov 15, 2006
Do you need an ID telling how old you are? Then you buy a cigar or whatever.
Anonymous

United States

#12 Nov 23, 2006
Hey. I'm still kind of young and I have a problem. Yesterday I found out that my cousin has been smoking since she was 15. She is 18 now. Everyone always tells me that if I know someone who smokes I shoud tell an adult but I don't want to just rat my cousin out. What do you guys think I should do?
Also Anonymous

Brattleboro, VT

#13 Nov 27, 2006
Anonymous wrote:
Hey. I'm still kind of young and I have a problem. Yesterday I found out that my cousin has been smoking since she was 15. She is 18 now. Everyone always tells me that if I know someone who smokes I shoud tell an adult but I don't want to just rat my cousin out. What do you guys think I should do?
It's completely your call. If you think she is endangering herself you should tell someone. If you think she is balancing that with the rest of her life and/or smoking responsibly (as responsibly as one can smoke), then you should talk to her about it then consider whether or not you want to talk to an adult.
Anonymous

United States

#14 Dec 5, 2006
thx
Strongman

Birmingham, AL

#15 Dec 5, 2006
19 to smoke is a load of crap! So is 21 to drink, any country I can be sent against my will to die for at 18 and pay taxes in at 18 and vote in at 18 I believe I should be able to drink and smoke in at 18!I have been smoking scince I was 16 and I am now 20, 19 is crap I live in Alabama and our age here is 19 ( dont get me wrong I love Alabama) 19 is too old especially when most other states are 18.
pwner

Midland, MI

#16 Dec 11, 2006
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 10 years old shud be da age 4 tabaco use cuz then all teh litle noobs can pwn some when they r only like 10..
haha

Old Bridge, NJ

#17 Dec 11, 2006
To ANONYMOUS. I think if you tell anyone, your a rat! You should just skip the cigs and go straight to crack. Your welcome for the advice.
vyra

Dalhousie, Canada

#18 Dec 14, 2006
I dont live In the US but I have the same opinon as most im 18 so I have to pay taxes pay all my own bills im a legal adult, i can vote ive been smoking sence i was 14, i could sell them at the convienence store i worked at when i was 15 but i cannot buy them, when im 19 ill be allowed to purchase tabacco and sence i live in canada ill be able to drink but i think if im a legal adult i should be able to make adult dessissions like buying a pack of smokes or a beer
Not a PETA person

United States

#19 Dec 19, 2006
Strongman is right on about smoking and drinking at age 18. The gubamint should stop trying to play big brother. Long Islanders have turned into total wimps.
Anonymous

United States

#20 Dec 25, 2006
Maybe we should just put some deadly chemicals in all the smokable drugs that will kill you if u have than like 3 a day. That way all you little drug addicts will die and stop polluting our oxygen. Problem solved. End of story. Except for the part where like 50% of our population dies and then Germany is like fuck that lets go kill those bastards then in 50 years from now they are gonna do the same thing alochol because americans cant hold their drinks. That is my opinon on the matter.

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