MigL Posted December 17, 2022 Share Posted December 17, 2022 We haven't had a good political discussion in a while, and I miss butting heads with INow, Zapatos, Peterkin, and Phi. New Zealand recently passed a law that makes it illegal to buy or sell sigarettes to anyone born after 2008. New Zealand passes legislation banning cigarettes for future generations - BBC News Now I think this is a valiant effort to combat the smoking problem and its related health and societal issues, but I don't like the method used. The ban currently affects minors, but in 4 or 7 years ( depending on age of majority ), those minors will be adults. Adults who have one less 'right' than any other adult who is a year or more older. This law, in effect, legislates two classes of adult citizens. No law should be able to do that. ( and if I have to give examples, you haven't been paying attention to history ) Your thoughts ? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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