The State of Colorado
For anti-smoking stupidity
From the Pueblo Chieftain (newspaper) ...
"DENVER — A bipartisan group of Colorado lawmakers says the state that made national news for being the first to allow marijuana sales should make headlines again by being the first to ban teen smoking.They’re backing a proposal likely to be introduced next week that would raise the tobacco age limit from 18 to 21. The bill would apply to cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes and tobacco vaporizers ... "
Stu Pitt says: Wait a minute. At 18, Americans can vote, join the military, fight and die in a war, drive at night, work full time, and be legally responsible as an adult for their actions but they can't smoke in Colorado?
While they're at it, maybe the Colorado legislature should outlaw teenage sex throughout the state. No sex under the age of 21. After all, sex, like smoking, can lead to disease and death and can be addictive. Yeah, that'll work.
Congratulations Colorado, for being seriously stupid, you deservedly earned this week's Stu Pitt Award!
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