Wednesday 6 February 2019

Raise the smoking age to 100!

This really is the stuff of satire....

Hawaii may increase legal smoking age to 100

Hawaii could raise the legal smoking age to 100, effectively banning cigarettes for the vast majority of people in the state.

.. The new bill, HB 1509, suggests that the smoking age should go up to 30 in 2020, 40 in 2021, 50 in 2022, and 60 in 2023 - until finally, in 2024, people would need to be 100 years old to buy cigarettes.

Even if they do this - and it will probably happen eventually - anti-smoking campaigners will still insist that they are not prohibitionists.

"Prohibitionists? Us?! You're free to smoke when you're 100. No one's going to stop you. Besides, you can always grow your own tobacco if you want. This isn't prohibition, it's just regulation."

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