Raising smoking age to 21 is “incremental prohibition”


Christopher Snowdon writes for The New Statesman

In an article for The New Stateman, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon described calls to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 as “A puritanical minority going after a poor and marginalised minority”.

He highlighted that increasing the age to 21 is not comparable with other age restrictions, such as voting, drinking and sexual relations.

Christopher said this was the “start of incremental prohibition” of tobacco.

Read the full article here.


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