21 or older. I don't get it...
I'm 16 years old and I can drive a rocket capable of destruction beyond ones imagination. Saw it in high school when a car was completely torn in two from an accident. The car was completely ripped in two from behind the center posts. The engine and front seats completely separate from the rear seat and trunk. As a kid on a school bus that's an image I'll never forget.
I'm 18 and I can be sent to foreign soil to willfully kill other human beings but unless all I's are dotted and T's are crossed I can't get a cigar from family or friends. I can get them from particular channels but the it is hugely cost prohibitive. Yes I checked.
In order to willingly participate in the possibility of any detriment of my own person I must be 21 in order to be allowed to partake of tobacco products. I get the 21 for alcohol because once again you are putting other people at risk if you choose to drink and drive.
My grandfather smoked Kool cigarettes for as long as I can remember. He didn't die of cancer. He died of a broken heart. Yes my grandmother passed first and he pretty much gave up from that point forward. He still smoked and listened to the Cardinals religiously on an AM radio on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen while sitting in his recliner in the living room with the TV on the game but the volume on mute I inherited that trait as I preferred to listen to Mike Shannon over ANY and ALL the TV announcers.
Banning menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars is merely a push by insurance companies that have an influence on our representatives regardless of your political affiliation. They have a grip on everyone of them. The bean counters have figured out the price of smoking vs healthcare profitability and thus the fight has been on for decades.
Fight. Fight. Fight.
Please for the love of God don't reference 2A to this matter and lose all respectability. That's is an entirely different animal all together.
One Man's Opinion
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