The US state of Hawaii wants to raise the legal smoking age to 100 1 year ago

The US state of Hawaii wants to raise the legal smoking age to 100


The US state of Hawaii are looking to raise the legal smoking age to 100.

Stay with us here lads, the logic is actually pretty flawless.

The proposed law has been introduced by local Democratic representative Richard Creagan.

He is hoping that it would effectively amount to a total cigarette ban by 2024.

The state of Hawaii already has some pretty tough laws when it comes to smoking, but Richard Creagan wants to up the game.

According to the bill, cigarettes are "the deadliest artefact in human history."

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"Basically, we essentially have a group who are heavily addicted - in my view, enslaved by a ridiculously bad industry - which has enslaved them by designing a cigarette that is highly addictive, knowing that it is highly lethal. And, it is," he told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

Mr Creagan's proposal calls for raising the cigarette-buying age to 30 by next year, 40 in 2021, 50 in 2022 and 60 in 2023.

Ultimately, by 2024, the minimum age would be 100. See what he did there?

"The state is obliged to protect the public's health."

"We don't allow people free access to opioids, for instance, or any prescription drugs."

"This is more lethal, more dangerous than any prescription drug, and it is more addicting."

He has a very valid point.