Minister Lake’s tobacco age idea is worth pursuing

B.C. could set a great example for the rest of the country, and maybe the world

To the editor;

I was watching the news online from Mexico recently and saw Health minister Terry Lake talk about raising the legal age for purchasing tobacco and how he was looking for feedback.

I support his idea.

In a perfect world, I think tobacco should be banned completely.

I was a smoker back in the day and it did me no good whatsoever.

My mother died from lung disease and she was a heavy smoker.

I think B.C. could set a great example for the rest of the country, and maybe the world, by raising the age limit for tobacco purchases.

It would certainly cut down on health-care costs — and maybe reduce the number of discarded cigarette butts that litter streets and sidewalks.

Brian Husband

Kamloops, B.C.