Should Schenectady Raise The Smoking Age to 21? [POLL]
County legislators passed a bill to increase the age on Tuesday. Schenectady is now the fifth county in New York, plus New York City, to increase the age someone can purchase tobacco products. Is there really a need to do this? By the age of 18 do you really know the dangers of smoking cigarettes?
I think yes, in 2016 if someone wants to smoke cigarettes, that is exactly what they are going to do.
Most people start smoking in their teens, raising the age to 21 isn't going to stop people from doing what they want to do. If you're old enough to serve in the military, you're old enough to fill your lungs with cancer smoke.
At 18 if you start smoking cigarettes, you know exactly what you are getting into.
Vote below and let Schenectady know how you feel about the age increase.