Feb. 14, 2012
House Bill 2314 to gradually raise the legal age to smoke to 21 passed the House Public Health Committee today. The next stop for the bill will be for a hearing on the floor of the Oklahoma House.
If you have an opinion on this measure, you will want to contact your Representative in the House soon and let them know what you think about it. Link
Personally, I consider those that are 18 years old to be adults and while I wish that no one would choose to smoke, I think the loss of personal autonomy to be the bigger threat here. Big Momma Gov appears to be alive in kicking in the great state of Oklahoma!