Smoking is one of the very few things that has no redeeming quality. That’s why I totally support municipalities, counties, states and the country raising the smoking at to 21. Even things like alcohol and sugar can be safely enjoyed in moderation. There is no safe level of smoking.
The Plainfield city council voted last week to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, including chewing tobacco, e-cigs and vape pens, to 21.
According to the Patch:
The implementation date for the new Plainfield ordinance will depend upon how quickly stores can be informed and prepared. “For example, new placards will need to arrive from the state specifically stating the new age limits for tobacco purchase,” the health department said. ” The Village of Plainfield will issue a press release when the date is confirmed.”
Other Illinois communities that have adopted a Tobacco 21 ordinance include Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Chicago, Deerfield, Elgin, Evanston, Highland Park, Naperville, Wheaton and Wilmette.
So, what do you think? Should the purchase of tobacco products be restricted?