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Article by Bryan Howard
February 6, 2019
Hawaii is attempting to pass a bill that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes to 100 years of age. Democratic Rep. Richard Creagan sponsored the bill in an attempt to remove cigarettes from the shelves of stores.
The bill states, “The legislature finds that the cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history. The cigarette is an unreasonably dangerous and defective product, killing half of its long-term users.”
The bill claims Hawaii is “suffering from its own addiction to cigarettes in the form of the large sums of money that the State receives from state cigarette sales taxes, with the tax revenues recently reaching more than $100,000,000 per year.”
The NY Post notes, “If enacted, the law would ultimately ban the sale of cigarettes by raising the minimum age of legal access to cigarettes to 30 in 2020, to 40 in 2021, to 50 in 2022, to 60 in 2023 and finally to 100 in 2024.”
I am not a fan of smoking and don’t like being around smoking, but I detest the idea that big brother government can step in and take away peoples free right to smoke a cigarette if they please. Yet, these same Democrats want to legalize Weed, which is not a safe drug that they portray it to be.