Lincoln Journal Star Editorial, 3/4: Don’t raise smoking age in Nebraska

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Mar 06

By the Journal Star editorial board Mar 3, 2017 (10)

There’s no need for Nebraska legislators to rush to follow the lead of the two states that have raised the minimum smoking age to 21.

Opponents of the move have raised a legitimate argument against the change. If 18-year-olds can be trusted to make their own decisions on such matters as whether to join the military, rent an apartment or cast a vote for U.S. president and other elected offices, they ought to have the right to decide whether to buy a pack of cigarettes.
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