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Mayor Bloomberg Plans to Change Age of Buying Cigarettes to 21

Verbivore Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 3:34 PM
and if too young to vote, too young to serve in the military, too young to get married, too young to sign a contract, buy a car, or move away from home.

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...