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Old enough to vote, play the lottery and fight our wars, but not old enough to drink … and maybe not old enough to bum a smoke?

ciggy.jpgThe Texas state Senate has approved a bill which would bump up the legal smoking age a year, to 19 years old. The bill still has to work its way through the state House to get to the governor.

One wonders if the Texas legislature hates our troops, trying to keep the 18-year-old soldiers getting ready to head over to Iraq from being able to calm their nerves with a smoke. Or is it just that they think this will allow 18-year-olds to work on their gun skills without getting smoke in their eyes?