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Old 10-30-2013, 07:12 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I call bull..this isn't going to save one life. It's nothing more than a feel good law.
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mokers younger than 21 in the nation's biggest city will soon be barred from buying cigarettes after the New York City Council voted overwhelming Wednesday to raise the tobacco-purchasing age to higher than all but a few other places in the United States.

City lawmakers approved the bill — which raises from 18 to 21 the purchasing age for cigarettes, certain tobacco products and even electronic-vapor smokes — and another that sets minimum prices for tobacco cigarettes and steps up law enforcement on illegal tobacco sales.

"This will literally save many, many lives," said an emotional City Councilman James Gennaro, the bill's sponsor, whose mother and father died from tobacco-related illnesses. "I've lived with it, I've seen it...but I feel good today."

NYC council votes to raise cigarette-buying age to 21 | Fox News
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Florida
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NYC council votes to raise cigarette-buying age to 21
Good idea.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Welcome to the liberal run, fascist State of New York.

It makes me glad that I live 3,370 miles away in a GOP controlled State.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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Welcome to the liberal run, fascist State of New York.

It makes me glad that I live 3,370 miles away in a GOP controlled State.
That makes a lot of us happy.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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This far left non smoking liberal thinks that raising the cigarette buying age to 21 is going too far.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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This far left non smoking liberal thinks that raising the cigarette buying age to 21 is going too far.

I just don't see what difference they expect this to make.

I get it that James Gennaro's mother and father died from tobacco-related illnesses, but it was a choice that THEY made to start with tobacco. This is the equivalent of raising the drinking age from 19 to 21 (which was done in the mid-80's). Did that stop 19 year-olds from drinking? Hell no. Did it reduce binge drinking at college? No.

I'm with the OP -- this sounds like a grandstanding feel-good law.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Welcome to the liberal run, fascist State of New York.

It makes me glad that I live 3,370 miles away in a GOP controlled State.
Why? What's your legal drinking age? Voting age? Cigarette-buying age? Age of consent? What makes them not fascistic?
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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You can go off and risk your life in Afghanistan but you can't have a smoke when you get back.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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You can go off and risk your life in Afghanistan but you can't have a smoke when you get back.


Wow...I truly feel sorry for New Yorkers (tax paying ADULTS I might add) who have the complexity of dealing with such a competitive, high cost, complicated city and then when they just want a little peace to make their own decisions to indulge in a large Slurpee or a cigarette (even if those are not the wisest or most health conscious decisions) and they just want to be left alone, they have to answer to one of their "Nannies."

'Nanny Bloomberg' Ad In New York Times Targets N.Y. Mayor's Anti-Soda Crusade (PHOTO)
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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The mayor never proposed banning large sugary drinks. Good grief, a 16 0z cup of sugar water IS a large sugary drink and if his proposal had passed you would`ve still been able to buy an unlimited number of these large sugary drinks. Jeezus, the things that people find to whine about.
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