Trump The attack on vaping.

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    I have never been a huge fan of saying, "Oh, you're an adult, we can put all these responsibilities and demands on you . . . but we're going to treat you like a child in THESE areas for three more years." It makes no sense.
     
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    I agree, it doesn't make sense conferring adulthood in such a segmented manner. These decisions are made based on needs that have nothing to do with the best interest of the child.

    The simple fact is the rational part of a teen's brain isn't fully developed until they are well into their 20's. It doesn’t matter how smart teens are or how well they scored on the SAT. Good judgment isn’t something they can excel in. Adult and teen brains work differently. Adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s rational part. This is the part of the brain that responds to situations with good judgment such as not driving after drinking and an awareness of long-term consequences of things like smoking, drug use, and promiscuous sex. Teens process information with the amygdala. This is the emotional part. Our rush to push kids into adulthood has resulted in terrible consequences. Most teens simply do not make rational decisions about tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or sex.
     
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    With candy flavors made to attract kids. This is based in a mountain of data, so you should probably abandon this silly line of argument immediately.
     
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    An 18 year old is an adult not a kid

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    But it is illegal for minors to buy e cigarettes so why not crack down on the people selling to minors

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    Yes, because cigarette bans on under 21 smoking has stopped that cold.......
     
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    I don’t see how Congress can pass laws against the flavor of e cigarettes and not touch cigarettes themselves
     
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    Sure have helped a lot

    Teenaged cigarette smoking is way down
     
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    based on survey information, and of course teens would never lie about something like that.....

    Also it is down BECAUSE in part to vaping more than likely.
     
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    When the age was 18 it was easy for kids to find someone to buy them a pack

    Teen smoking was down before vaping became available
     

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