legal age


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legal age

The age at which a minor may enter into binding contracts.
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Most recently, Hawaii passed legislation to raise the state minimum legal age to buy tobacco products to 21.
I strongly suggest that the legal age be increased to 21 to avoid accidents caused by young, inexperienced drivers.
Al-Zamil argued that the legal age would help protect the rights of abused children, providing sufficient care and empowering children's rights.
How many, that is, compared with contraband sources, irresponsible family and friends of legal age, and vending machines?
If we lower the legal age and do not eliminate or sharply reduce the problem, we have done a bad thing despite all the pleas for fairness and equity we hear from, for example, the National Youth Rights Organization.
In other words, consent was accepted as an argument in favour of the paedophile, despite the legal age of consent being 16.
If the legal age rises to eighteen I will be crushed, my independence will have to wait an extra year and my money will be wasted on buses.
By comparison laws raising the legal age for smoking to 18 seem to have passed with less publicity.
The legal age for buying tobacco and knives increased from 16 to 18 this month.
The Government has launched a fresh campaign to remind people of the new legal age for buying tobacco.
A leading tobacco manufacturer has joined calls for a government campaign to highlight the impending increase in the legal age for buying tobacco.
Eighteen is the legal age for adulthood, so it should be an adult thing, not an adolescent one," sags the ninth-grader at St.