Skip to comments.‘Germany should raise smoking age to 21’
Posted on 11/10/2013 1:29:54 AM PST by Olog-hai
Calls were made this week for Berlin to follow New York state in raising the legal smoking age to 21. Johannes Spatz of anti-smoking campaign group Forum Rauchfrei told The Local why this will not be easy.
Berlin Christian Democrat (CDU) politician Cornelia Seibeld told regional newspaper the BZ this week that Germany should follow New Yorks lead and increase the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21.
Spatz agreed, and told The Local that Germany should indeed look to New York for a positive role model for dissuading young smokers. If a person starts under the age of 21 they are more likely to become addicted, he said, echoing Seibelds argument.
The anti-smoking campaigner admitted that he knew that Germany was still a long way from stubbing out its love affair with tobacco. The tobacco business has a stronghold in Germany as its an industry-friendly country, he said.
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They’re the ones who inspired Bloomberg’s gun confiscation attitude, so turn-about is fair play, I guess.
Will be interesting to see how many at FR will think this is a perfectly good, sound idea.
For the children donchakno! We all pay for smokers health donchakno! Smokers are not really Christian dochakno! etc...etc...etc...on and on it goes...
Heard it all right here in the hallowed halls of FR.