I appeared on HuffPost Live this afternoon as the voice of reason (get it?) in a conversation about raising the smoking age of consent to 21. I argued that cigarette smoking is unhealthy for anyone of any age, but at a certain point adults should be endowed with the rights and responsibilites of adults, like serving in the military, paying taxes and even (gasp) consuming alcohol and nicotine.
Joining me in the conversation were host Nancy Redd, and arguing for raising the smoking age to 21: Dr. Robin Mermelstein of the University of Illinois and Dr. Jane Fogg of the Needham, MA Board of Health.
Watch the whole segment below.