Young smoker: Raising smoking age will have opposite effect


DAVID BIENICK IS LIVE AT THE
STATE CAPITAL WITH REACTION.
DAVID: SIMILAR SMOKING
LEGISLATION WAS TRIED AND DIED
AT THE STATE CAPITOL LAST YEAR.
NOW IT IS BACK.
TODAY YOU PAST ONE HOUSE.
IT IS LIKELY TO PASS THE OTHER
AND WILL SOON BE ON THE
GOVERNOR’S DESK.
AMONG THE PEOPLE GATHERED UNDER
THE SMOKING TENT IS A STUDENT.
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
>>20.
DAVID: HE SAYS RAISING THE
SMOKING H2 21 WILL HAVE THE
OPPOSITE OF ITS INTENDED EFFECT.
IF YOU PUT A RESTRICTION ON
SOMETHING, IT MAKES IT MORE
DESIRABLE.
YOU SAY CANNOT DO SOMETHING, YOU
WANT TO DO IT THAT MUCH MORE.
DAVI THE ASSEMBLY APPROVED
THE SMOKING AGE RAISED BY 46-26.
IF THE BILL IS APPROVED,
CALIFORNIA WILL FOLLOW HAWAII
WHICH BECAME THE FIRST STATE TO
RAISE THE SMOKING AGE TO 21.
>>WE COVERED MANY, MANY TOPICS
TODAY FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES.
I THINK WE FEEL GOOD TO BE AGAIN
LEADING THE CHARGE.
DAVI SUPPORTERS, MOSTLY
DEMOCRATS, CLAIM THE AGE RAISE
WILL SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES AND
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN STATE
HEALTH CARE SPENDING.
OPPONENTS, MOSTLY REPUBLICANS,
SAY IT IS AN ATTACK ON PERSONAL
FREEDOM.
>>YOU CAN SIGN UP TO
INTO
THE ARMED FORCES, TO FIGHT AND
DIE FOR YOUR COUNTRY, AT THE AGE
OF 18, 19 2 BUT YOU WILL NOT
BE ABLE TO BUY A PACK OF
CIGARETTES.
AT SOME POINT COMMON SENSE HAS
TO RULE THE DAY.
DAVI WHOEVER, THIS BILL DOES
INCLUDE ONE EXCEPTION — F
MILITARY MEMBERS.
PEOPLE WHO PRESENT AND ACTIVE
MILITARY I.D. WILL STI BE ABLE

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