My question is honestly what would it help and why is this on the table? If the government has the judicial capacity to ascertain at what ages our babies are mature enough to drive, go fight for our country, go to college, obtain credit cards, begin jobs, and I could prattle on about all of these which, by the way, do not have consistent ages across the board... why do they think they also have the capacity to determine at what age our babies are mature enough to purchase tobacco? They are already old enough at some ages to purchase certain items which are harmful - far more harmful than tobacco - my 11 year old can buy laundry/household products no questions asked, my 15 year old could order a number of items off of the internet for a science project at school, my 13 year old could go buy an acai kombucha from the fruit juice aisle and it is fermented (not enough to matter but it follows my line of thinking) ... no. I think the parents are the ones whom are ultimately the custodial protectors of teaching responsibility. This is a waste of tax payer dollars. Debate something more important, such as testing an acceptable spec for people whom are too tired to drive and it being just as illegal as the equivalent of dwi.