Now my memory, which sometimes fails me, clearly remembers that not long ago laws were passed whereby this age group – under the age of 18 – was prohibited from purchasing ANY tobacco products. Granted, not foolproof, but fair is fair. As the tobacco companies must comply with the regulations imposed on their business or face serious penalties, shouldn’t the related laws apply to offenders selling their products illegally to these youngsters?
Furthermore what about the parents and their responsibilities. Granted, they can condone the act, but does that make it legal? Or in the best interest of the child ?
What do you think?
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