Hawaii is considering a new bill that would raise the cigarette-buying age to 100 by the year 2024.
The plan is a phased ban; raising the cigarette-buying age to 30 by next year, up to 40, 50 and 60 in each subsequent year, and up to 100 by 2024.
‘The legislature finds that the cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history.”
So starts the first sentence of the bill. Tourists could still bring them in of course but the ‘deadly artifacts’ would become harder to find each year.
Sponsored by Rep. Richard Creagan, who happens to be an emergency room doctor, he told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, “Basically, we essentially have a group who are heavily addicted — in my view, enslaved by a ridiculously bad industry — which has enslaved them by designing a cigarette that is highly addictive, knowing that it highly lethal. And, it is.”
Isn’t it about time?