We need to keep age restrictions for using tobacco. The current age of 18 is perfect. If we lower it we will have problems. There will be kid smoking that are not fully aware of the consequences of their actions and what smoking can do to their bodies. There is no need to change anything.
No, we should not eradicate age restrictions on tobacco. Tobacco use has been shown to contribute, if not wholly cause, serious health issues. A society has a responsibility to its youth to insure their safety and well being. Eradicating age restrictions would result in harm to young people, even before they can understand the risks.
If anything, they should be raised to meet the drinking age of 21. Teens are not equipped to make the best choices when it comes to their health, especially if they are facing peer pressure. Making it illegal to obtain tobacco takes some of that pressure off. Tobacco is a controlled substance and should be treated as such!
No, we should not eradicate age restrictions on tobacco. Making a decision and having the common sense and will power to mange those decision such as driving, alcohol consumption and tobacco use should not be left to the undeveloped decision making abilities of children. Parents must be responsible to raise their children properly and having laws to support those decisions are beneficial to the proper rearing of children. Allowing a child to use a cancer-causing substance prior to them fully understanding the decision they are making is foolish and not being responsible for that child.