[FIRM] Hsieh Forbes Column: 18-Year-Olds Should Have Right To Smoke

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Paul Hsieh

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May 28, 2019, 3:12:03 PM5/28/19
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My latest Forbes piece is now out, "If 18-Year-Olds Can Fight For Their Country, They Should Be Able To Smoke A Cigarette".

I discuss the latest bipartisan push to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21.

I frame the discussion in the form of three questions:

1) Is it the government’s job to stop legal adults from making unhealthy life choices?

2) If Congress allows 18-year-olds risk their lives in military service, shouldn’t they also be allowed to smoke?

3) Whose body is it, anyways?

For more details, read the full text of, "If 18-Year-Olds Can Fight For Their Country, They Should Be Able To Smoke A Cigarette".

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