Speak Out: Buying tobacco

Delaware lawmakers are proposing to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.

• If they want to smoke, they’ll find a way to get them! — Vonda Laughman Kane

• I also think they should also put a legal age on energy drinks. Teenagers that like to sneak to the store and buy them don’t understand that consuming to many at once can be dangerous for their health. — Maria M Maisano

• If they can’t smoke or drink then they shouldn’t be able to get drafted or vote. — Scott Armstrong

•All this from a state that does not require motorcyclists to wear helmets. — Suzanne Heritage-Madanat

• Why? They aren’t buying tobacco as much; they are buying vape pens now. — Julianne Shockley

• Let me get this straight. At the age of 18 you are “legally” an adult. At age 18 you are old enough to live out on your own. At age 18 you are old enough to join the service and possibly sent somewhere to fight and unfortunately, perhaps die. But you are not old enough to purchase any “tobacco products and tobacco substitutes, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices”. Let me understand your words (in quotes). Would these “tobacco substitutes” include the Nicotrol inhaler-type things as well? Government involvement. — Guy Fowler

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