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March 12, 2014

In Your Opinion: Raising smoking age is a good idea

My name is Kyle Funk. I am 11 years old. I live in Hobart and I am a member of Troop 39 Boy Scouts in Hobart. I am working on my Communication merit badge and I need to write a letter to a newspaper. 

I saw your story on Feb. 22 about Colorado and Utah moving the smoking age up to 21. I think it’s great that the states are raising the smoking ages. It’s great because the teens could stop smoking and realize that smoking is wrong when they get to be 21. It also would make it harder for kids to get cigarettes.

The smoking rate is low but the states could put a stop to smoking if teens have time to think about what will happen if they smoke. They could think about everything that smoking could do and they’ll have a list that would go on for a long time.

Kyle Funk

Hobart

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