US raises minimum smoking age to 21

Hanno Labuschagne

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US raises minimum smoking age to 21

The US Congress has voted to raise the minimum age for smoking and vaping in the country to 21.

The law covers all nicotine products, including both traditional tobacco products and electronic cigarettes.

President Donald Trump will now sign the bill into law, after which it is expected to come into effect in 2020.
 

ShaunSA

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They give them driver's licences at 16 but they can't smoke/vape till they're 21? o_O

Trump really is turning the place into a dictatorship :(
 

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“We have to take care of our kids, most importantly, so we’re going to have an age limit of 21 or so,” Trump said.
Not old enough to smoke (or drink)...but old enough to murder and die? :ROFL:

 

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Wonder what the consequence of breaking this ridiculous 'law' is? :ROFL:
 

j4ck455

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Studies have shown that vaping can be safer for your health than traditional smoking, but that it still poses a bigger health risk than abstaining completely.
Which studies are those exactly?

For any given subject matter, multiple studies of the subject matter tend to contradict.
 

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A more important piece of legislation would be to make gun ownership more difficult
 

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Not very liberal of the "liberals".
So what happens if you're 20 and they catch you smoking? They give you a hiding? Send you to your room without supper?
 
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j4ck455

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Not very liberal of the "liberals".
So what happens if you're 20 and they catch you smoking? They give you a hiding? Send you to your room without supper?
You would be required to join the army and go vape and drink yourself to death in another country, or be killed there.
 

Jopie Fourie

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Trump really is turning the place into a dictatorship :(
Correct me if I am wrong.... is the Democrats (the terrorists, lefties, socialists, snowflakes and communists) not the majority in charge of the US Congress?

The US Congress has voted to raise the minimum age for smoking and vaping in the country to 21.
 

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Congress is the entire legislature, so the Democrats aren't the majority.

I don't know if they're snowflakes at all or at least not any more so than the Republicans. Terrorism seems popular with both parties too. The Democrats are definitely not left, socialist or communist. Well they're left as in to the left of the Republicans, but the latter are moving ever further to the right, so these days being centre is considered left.

Looks like it was snuck into another law.

Not very liberal of the "liberals".
So what happens if you're 20 and they catch you smoking? They give you a hiding? Send you to your room without supper?
I don't think you'll find too many liberals in the US government.
 
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