December 21, 2019
You don’t need cigarettes to be cool, kids!
Apparently, the scourge of smoking has once again become a big and pressing issue in the United States that needs to be legislated against.
The minimum age to purchase cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products will be raised to 21 nationwide under the spending bill passed by the Senate on Thursday in a provision aimed at curbing a surge in underage vaping.
If signed into law, the new restriction would take effect immediately. Altria Group Inc. and Reynolds American Inc., the two biggest U.S. cigarette manufacturers, both supported the age restriction, as did Juul Labs Inc., the startup that has been blamed by health officials for the rise in teenage e-cigarette use.
I actually don’t know why they did that. Probably because more regulations means less competition for big business.
President Trump also supported the measure. He first voiced support for it in November after backing away from a plan to pull from the U.S. market all e-cigarettes except for those that taste like tobacco.
Nineteen states already have passed laws raising the minimum tobacco purchase age to 21, including California, Texas and New York, three of the most populous states in the U.S. Sixteen of the states have implemented the rules.
Now, we can get into the whole e-cigarette/vaping debate again, but let’s have it another time.
I think we can all agree that this is a rather bizarre law to pass given the absolute state that America’s youth finds itself in. Banning smoking until the age of 21 comes off as very retro. Like something you would do if you were in the 1950s and were concerned with rapscallions and hooligans riding around on hot rods after 8pm to see the talkies.
Forget about cigarettes; everyone under the age of 21 that I knew growing up was smoking weed and gradually shifting into harder drugs. Those that weren’t doing hard drugs were still on Adderall, and by the time college rolled around, they were beginning to experiment with anti-depressants. I don’t know a single normie who isn’t on happy pills. For fun, the students would start experimenting with DMT or take party drugs. Elsewhere in the country, young men were already no doubt already doing heroin or getting hooked on pills. Every girl in the West is on the pill and on Xanax.
What is the greater crisis here, I ask you? Why do the youths all want to kill themselves?
Banning cigarettes – which are too expensive for most teens anyway – comes off as completely out-of-touch and a Boomer-tier solution to the absolutely staggering drug and spiritual problem that America’s youth faces.
We do need bans, but not on cigarettes. For your consideration and in no particular order:
- Tranny drugs
- Diet Coke
- Star Wars
And some other stuff too. Not an exhaustive list by any means. But a good start, I think.
To be honest though, I think that if we just start by banning JEWS that a lot of these problems would go away.
But, I guess some people still don’t get why we need to do that.
For now, we just have to settle with the smoking/vape limit being raised to 21. This will, no doubt, secure the clueless, delusional soccer mom vote for Trump, and that was probably the whole point of the law anyways.