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Published: Thursday, Feb. 20 2014 2:35 p.m. MST

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Farr West, Utah

Age 18 does not make you an adult in every sense. The brain is still developing, and social responsibility is just beginning to develop. Studies show that most smokers under 19 years of age get their cigarettes from 19 & 20 year olds. This is one of many reasons why it is a good idea to raise the minimum age for buying & using tobacco. E- cigs are often touted as a way to quit smoking, but recent experience is starting to indicate that it is very popular among teens. It is a gateway to tobacco. We do not want teens getting addicted to nicotine in any form.
All of those critics who throw around words like "self-righteous" to attack the proponents of this bill seem pretty self-righteous themselves. They talk like smoking affects no one but themselves. We all breathe the same air; when you smoke, it hurts everyone, not just yourself.

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