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kncorder23
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sesheppa22
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Should the legal age to purchase tobacco be raised to 21?

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sesheppa22
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/3/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 1 month ago Status: Post Voting Period
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kncorder23

Pro

The legal smoking age should be raised from 18 to 21. Most adults who smoke started smoking at the age of 18. Raising the smoking age would cause a decrease in the number of young people who smoke. Another reason why the age limit should be raised is because their would be many health benefits for young people. There would be a decrease in the number of heart attacks, lung cancer and overall deaths amongst youth. Finally, states in America such as Hawaii and California have already raised the legal age so I think more states should follow in their footsteps and do the same. The youth of our country and the future would greatly benefit from it.
sesheppa22

Con

I think that the legal age to buy tobacco should not be raised because some children and adult have to have tobacco in order to fight some diseases and when the legal age gets raised, the tobacco might not be available for them to purchase. Also, just like the drinking age, children will probably still buy tobacco products even though its illegal.
Debate Round No. 1
kncorder23

Pro

ok u right.
sesheppa22

Con

thanks fam
Debate Round No. 2
kncorder23

Pro

go do your work
sesheppa22

Con

how bout you
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Overnight 1 month ago
Overnight
C'mon, why did you guys agree?
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Vote Placed by warren42 1 month ago
warren42
kncorder23sesheppa22Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession I think? "ok u right" and no further debating leads me to believe this was a concession