Banning cigarettes sales in pharmacies won’t stop kids from smoking
Should a product be banned from stores if it is legal? That's what New Jersey lawmakers want to do by banning the sale of cigarettes and flavored vapes in pharmacies. One of the reasons cited is that children could use the vapes as a gateway to smoking.
We talked about this Tuesday night and Kevin from Springfield who is in the military gave his opinion. I asked him how he feels fighting for our rights only to see lawmakers continue to try to take them away. "We as Americans have the right to make our own decisions. To try to take those rights away... just because they think they know what's best for me, that really annoys me," Kevin responded. "A lot of people in my unit smoke. People should have the right to be able to decide." In response to the government's "vapes will be a gateway" logic: "kids will find a way to get it," says Kevin.
Hate to break it to you, but children have been smoking long before vapes and will continue to do so long after. How many of your friends were smoking when you were a teenager? Are we now becoming a nanny state? Should we be giving up our right to purchase legal products out of fear?