Speak Out: Raising smoking age in Delaware

The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would raise the age to buy tobacco and vape products from 18 to 21. The measure now goes to the House.

• But people can sign contracts, enter the armed services, vote and get married at 18? — Holly Overmyer

• I thought 18-year-olds were adults? — Nathan Wells

•And yet Democrats want to allow 16-year olds to vote? Monty Python writers couldn’t keep up with this nonsense. — Michael Pepper

• So there is no way that 16-year-olds should be voting either. Just saying for future reference. — Andi Russo

• I truly don’t know why anyone has an issue with this. Cigarettes are known to cause cancer and nicotine inhibits brain development in adolescents. Do some research. — Rylee Shockley

• Seriously I don’t smoke but how many rights are you going to take away from people? Eighteen is an adult, voting age, join military age, convictions as an adult age. Let them smoke if they want to. — Gabrielle Fay

• Another example of government thinking they know better. — Dean Mills

• Eighteen is only an adult sometimes. Not all the time. Only when they government says they are — or aren’t or could be but maybe aren’t. — Erin Chronister

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