The argument against raising the age for purchasing cigarettes seems to be that there is no clear scientific proof that raising the age will help. Hmmm. Using this same rationale, I am wondering if there is a study that has concluded with sufficient scientific proof that jumping off a cliff is bad for your health? No?? Then what do we do with the age old adage: "If your friend told you to jump off a cliff, would you?" I'll tell you what I do. I tell my kids sometimes common sense trumps data!