Legal Smoking Age in Texas

This just in from the ‘Politicians Without a Clue’ file:

 Texas to raise legal age for smokers

Apparently the cure for underage smoking is to raise the legal age.  “The further you can put this (legal age) off, there’s a much better chance that people will not start to smoke,” said Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, whose Senate Bill 448 was approved 26-4.

Senator Uresti has proven the point that politicians have no idea what’s going on in the real world.  Everyone I know that smokes didn’t start at 18 (when it was legal).  They all started in high school and some before high school.  That’s 13 to 14 years old.  So they’re already doing something illegal.  Why not just enforce the laws we have?

Uresti couldn’t get a clue if he was naked, in a field of horny clues, covered in clue musk and doing the clue mating dance.

More and more I want to get into politics just so I can tell these people to their face how stupid the are.

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~ by OgreMkV on April 21, 2007.

3 Responses to “Legal Smoking Age in Texas”

  1. I always find it mildy, and even sadly entertaining when politicians step up to the plate to try to cut down on smoking. I am certanily no advocate for smoking, but I just can’t beleive the politicians really want people to stop smoking as I am sure a good portion of every politicans salary comes from the rediculous amount of tax on cigarettes. I would some day like to pop a candite question on a politican trying to cut down on smoking to ask if he is willing to accept a 5% a year pay cut if people were to stop smoking. I think we would see some alternate motives rise to the surface. But then again, what do I know.

  2. I think that they should lower the legal smoking age. Why have to wait for it if u want to go ahead and kill yourself faster, screw the laws who cares kids want to kill themselves smoking GOD DAMN let them then. It is there choice and their lives they are ruining! get out of their ways.

  3. I think they should lower the age too. Kids are smoking under the age of 18 now so why wouldnt they smoke illegally if the age was 21??? The law doesnt matter to them, if they want to smoke they will do it no matter the legal age! Just like with alcohol, there are thousands of kids under 21 that drink everynight!!

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