Re: the Legal age of 18
I fully support the 18 legal age for tobacco use.
The reason I support these laws are that until you are 18 (the age of accountability), your welfare is the responsibility of the parents or guardians. Until that time they are responsible for your health, and have the right to manage your health risks.
If your parents buy your tobacco and you smoke it at home behind closed doors.... well...its against the law... but its also not my business at that point either.