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Across the board, anyone with a pulse knows that smoking isn't good for you.

Despite that valuable piece of information , cigarette companies have still found ways to make the product seem cool and entice young people to the product.
San Francisco has come to terms that it can't stop adults from taking part in the product, but they have decided to do more to protect their youth. In an effort to keep the cigarettes out the hands of young people, San Fran has raised the age limit of purchasing cigarettes to 21.
On Tuesday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to raise the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. It wasn’t by a slim margin, either. This piece of legislation scored a unanimous vote.
“This is a big win in the fight against the leading cause of preventable deaths in our country,” Wiener said in a statement. “For too long, we have seen the horrible effects that tobacco use has on our residents and particularly our young people.” said Supervisor Scott Wiener
With Boston and San Fran on deck, it's not far fetched to think that other major cities will join this trend in the future. Get ready New York City!

What do you think, is this a good or bad law that was just put in place?

Yeah the people that are ment to smoke will do it no matter what. for example I'm not ment for it cause I tried it before but it tastes nasty so I have never after that time touched them.But ther is people that would try it and love it . And now a day people don't care like u can meet an older person and tell him to buy them for you that's how much we care
Honestly, it's not going to change much. Kids will still get their hands on them, as most adults that smoke now did when they were young. Don't get me wrong, as a smoker, I'd like to see everything done to protect the youth from starting such an awful habit. I just don't see this fixing the issue. @tanianaya I agree with you. There are so many reasons why it's better than smoking cigarettes. And for some, it can even help them quit cigarettes.
There's always the argument that if can you sign up to die for your country at 18, why must you be older to do anything else? Raising the age limit won't do much of anything, heck even during the prohibition era people still managed to get their hands on alcohol. Many people just need a good slap of reality. If they get cancer, that's on them. There are plenty of resources to help with quitting.
cigarettes are nasty as hell smoke a joint it's better
..and yet you can still get drafted into war at 18.. hmmm