More freedoms being restricted, awesome. #ILoveAmerica
Waste of effort, I’ve seen teens out in front of high school smoking yards away from local police who did nothing , at the same time we fine a shop owner for selling to minors , crazy
This isn't going to prevent a thing.
That's total B.S.. They want too do that, they better raise the age for signing up for the draft too!!!!!! "F" these politicians that seem to know better.
18 year olds. Old enough to fight in a war, join a police academy, get into professional drag racing, learn to fly a private plane, or even be an EMT. But buying alcohol or cigarettes? Not if Big Brother has anything to say about it.
Got to vote these people out, term limits, don't vote them.back
If you want this you are the problem with this country
Sadly, it is a Freedom to burn your lungs with tobacco smoke.
21 smoking age statewide would be a great thing for Massachusetts. This will save lives in the long run. Yahoo !
Whatever happened to living in America, a free nation based upon the tenet of "Do as thou wilt, but bring harm to none (other)"?
When was it that a Constitutional Republic could be utilized to limit the rights of the individual?
I am anti-tobacco, but I am pro-choice and pro-freedom.
So basically we are telling adults how to live there lives that they can be drafted into warbut you can buy a pack of cigs good job America
I like how at 18 people can join the military, go thousands of dollars in debt in school, be in a pornographic movie, pay taxes, go to jail, yet we say they can't buy alcohol or cigarettes? C'mon now, either we need to make everything 18, or everything 21.
Ridiculous. Gotta be 18 to own your own vehicle, own a house, join the military, and vote etc. But 21 to choose to buy cigarettes?! Seriously?
So go to the next town, and buy your cigarettes at 18, and there is nothing Kent can do about it.
When do we raise the military service age to twenty-one?
“I could see definitely down the road this getting kind of worse,” said Reynolds, who estimates a third of her classmates vape regularly, often ducking into the school bathroom. “But I think right now, we kind of need to do what we can, and I think Tobacco 21 as a good place to start with that.”
E-cigarette and e-liquid (nicotine) peddlers, including tobacco companies, are interstate drug pushers preying on kids and they should be arrested by the FBI. It is very easy for children to buy electronic cigarettes online, including taking delivery of them.
"Here are ... common ways:
Vape products are all over social media, and many promote the sale of their products right from their accounts.
Website age gates are easily bypassed, and kids use a parent’s name for shipping. In fact, kids successfully buy e-cigs online 94% of the time.*
Clerks at tobacco shops, vape stores, gas station and convenience store might not enforce the law to not sell to anyone under 21 years old.
Many vape companies have names that wouldn’t raise a red flag on parents’ credit card statements.
Online orders can be delivered to Amazon lockers in supermarkets or convenience stores."
“One patient, a student at a prestigious local private school, secretly used his parents’ credit cards to buy thousands of dollars of Juuls online, and then turned around and sold the devices and flavored pods to other kids at a profit.” www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/11/15/where-teenagers-are-high-school-bathrooms-vaping/IJ6xYWWlOTK... The same doctor talks about prepaid debit cards here: www.fox25boston.com/news/local-doctor-warns-parents-of-dangers-of-juul-e-cigarettes/548847718
'some of the essay contests note that they aren’t meant to promote vaping. But some anti-tobacco groups say there’s no other reason the companies would reach out to young people.
“Most of these kids are not smokers,” said Robin Koval, president of the Truth Initiative, a Washington-based nonprofit that opposes the tobacco and vaping industries. “What they’re saying and what they’re doing don’t seem to agree here." Vaping scholarships have ended up on financial-aid directories compiled by Harvard, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pittsburgh...including institutions that have taken a stance against e-cigarettes. Harvard and California State University at Long Beach immediately removed the listings after being asked about them by the AP...'
Electronic cigarettes increase harm and keep nicotine addicts abusing nicotine.
They're not vaping tobacco.
Hahahahahaha vaping epidemic? Stfu how about you tackle the meth and heroin problem first.