Letters to the Editor

My idea of a tobacco law

Another well-written letter was printed in the March 18 Opinion page regarding raising the legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21. The brains of people under 21, it seems, are still developing making them more susceptible to the addiction of smoking and chewing tobacco products.

But what does this imply about the people with the now developed brains, at 21, who choose to smoke in spite of the many glaring warnings on the packages and ads? What does this say about the developed brain that ignores all the warnings and education of many years about the dangers of tobacco?

Let’s cut to the chase: The new law should be that only those adults 70 years and older, accompanied by both parents, may buy tobacco products!

Ted Messerlian, Fresno

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