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Mayor Bloomberg Plans to Change Age of Buying Cigarettes to 21

Jim Oakland Wrote: Apr 26, 2013 7:50 PM
I remember when control freaks like Bloomberg reduced paper bags usage at the supermarket. Now I am told that birds are choking on the plastic bags. I bet that never happened with the paper bags that are perfectly biodegradable and renewable. Then they went to the reusable cloth bags. They turned out to be coated with lead and were poisoning people.

An eighteen year old is old enough to choose a president, drive, and give their life for their country but is too young to buy cigarettes as far as New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is concerned.

The politician notorious for his nanny state views wants to raise the age to legally buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 under a proposed legislation announced Monday by city Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley and city council Speaker Christine Quinn.

“With this legislation, we’ll be targeting the age group at which the overwhelming majority of smokers start,” Ms. Quinn said at a City...