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SG WANTS TO BAN 18 YEAR OLDS FROM SMOKING, BUT WILL ALLOW THEM TO LEGALLY GET DRUNK

Studies have shown that people are more likely to pick up the habit of smoking if the minimum age allowed is 18, and those who start smoking before they turn 21 is likely to make this a lifelong habit. Thus, it makes sense that to cut down on the number of smokers here, then raising the minimum age is the way to go. However, there lies a legal problem in this. This is because in Singapore, at 18 years old, a person can get a driving licence, watch an adult-themed film, and be appointed as a director of a company. The same 18-year-old male in national service will be trained to use a rifle, and a person can marry with parental consent. An 18 year old can also legally consume alcohol, if he wants to. It would seem that the law then deems an 18-year-old mature enough to fulfill the responsibilities of all these roles and actions.

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