Tobacco: The Centuries of V.I.P. Treatment Must Stop
If I told you that halfway through 2018 there would be a household product that would claim the lives of 250k citizens, yet is allowed to remain on store shelves, would you be outraged? And this product isn’t on just any shelf, by the way. We are talking about the number one location in the store: right behind the cash register!
This has been going on for far too long. Every single child in America gets exposed to tobacco right out of the gate. When I was a kid, Joe Camel was almost as famous as Bugs Bunny. That’s absurd! Tobacco companies target children so that when they turn 18, they’re primed to buy cigarettes. Way to give the kids a head start an early, miserable death.
The gateway drug in America has been and will always be tobacco; that’s the bottom line. There is a considerable percentage of high school students that are eighteen years old. They share or sell cigarettes to younger students, even middle school and elementary school kids!
That’s exactly how the USA created an annual death machine that fuels political campaigns and guaranteed that healthcare would always remain in a favorable position to big business. If cannabis had remained legal, this would’ve never happened. Times are changing, and I’m calling for the age to buy cigarettes to be changed to twenty-one nationwide. It should be raised to 65 as a quick way out, that would be celebrated, but I’ll settle for twenty one.