Re “Bill would raise California smoking age to 21” (Capitol Alert, Jan. 29): On the one hand we place a great deal of faith in 18-year-olds to grasp the complexities inherent in voting for local, state and national leaders, plus initiatives. On the other, we perceive them as not bright enough to decide whether to smoke despite 18 years of warnings from parents, teachers, doctors, public service announcements and on the package itself. I’m confused.
Roy W. Hecteman, El Dorado Hills
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