If you die because you were smoking well- to be you- Not my problem
Why is our tax money going to this stuff?
Health advocates continue push to raise smoking age Updated: 04/09/2008 02:48 PM By: News 10 Now
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Onondaga County health advocates are making another push to enforce the Tobacco 19 law. The local law would raise the legal age to buy tobacco products in the county from 18 to 19.
Wednesday, the county health committee approved a resolution that would change the law. Last year the full legislature approved a similar bill which was subsequently vetoed by then County Executive Nicholas Pirro. Pirro cited military rights and the inability to have state funding used for the bill.
County legislator Bob Warner believes state funds can now be used to enforce the bill.
"We have documentation now that can be used, so that eliminates that issue. The other was military, allowing 18-year-olds to smoke in the military. Well, we have found that for the first few months in basic training that military prohibits smoking anyways," said Warner.
The full county legislature will likely vote on the resolution May 5th.
""We have found that for the first few months in basic training that military prohibits smoking anyways,"" Yea but what about after that?
Last Edit: Apr 9, 2008 21:02:20 GMT -5 by rrogers40
IMO, Government should stay out trying to control people's lives. We all know how addictive nicotine is and the warnings about smoking. Contrary to popular belief, smoking does NOT always lead to Death! I started smoking over 50 years ago when I was very young as I thought it was "cool" to do so. For years and years, I was a two pack a day smoker.
Almost 2 years ago, I decided on my own to quit - which I did, and have no desire to go back to smoking ever again. And I'm still alive - Cancer free!
Todd, she is good at that rolling thing. She learned long ago, when she had to hold the reins for the buggy horse in one hand and roll bull durham with the other. That is why she can drive a car and roll a blunt with the other hand, haha.
She must be smoking SOMETHING in those "store boughts", that is making her high, or she would not even think of taking on such worthy adversaries as you and I!
Sshhhh! Why would I wake up? I am retired! I am taking an afternoon nap before I go bowling!! I need to stay rested to handle Todds light work. After all, he is young and still works for a living. It is the least I can do for a friend!
Not only that, but he DID send me a titanium cup to protect me from your errant and irresponsible firing of a side arm.