Smoke Shops in New York City


Breilin Figueroa

Yesterday when I was coming to school before entering the train I entered a deli and saw someone like 14 years old buying vape without being IDed.   Many stores sell marijuana and vape to teenagers. Smoking can bother people who walk or if they have a breathing problem and it has always been expensive. That is why stores  must stop selling to minors because some become addicted.


The store should not sell vape to everyone just people who are not 21 years.  The government should do something to the store that sells cigarettes or vaporizers to minors, penalize whoever buys it and whoever sells it for selling it to minors.  According to the Office of Surgeon General of the U.S Department of Health &  Human Services. “Early cardiovascular damage is seen in most young smokers; those most sensitive die very young. Smoking reduces lung function and retards lung growth. Teens who smoke are not only short of breath today, they may end up as adults with lungs that will never grow to full capacity.” Almost everywhere they sell vape or marijuana to minors and there are also minors on the street selling it since it is legal, it is sold to all adolescents. The smoke shop should not sell anything without asking the customer for the ID because some of them are minors.


Some of the smoke shops sell illegal drugs in the store.  Some of the people become addicted.  Some of the people who buy illegal drugs consume them the first time and then want to consume it every day until they become addicted and end up stealing for nothing else to consume drugs.  The day before yesterday I caught a thief who was robbing the supermarket that I work for and the manager and I took away what was stolen but the only thing he wanted to take away was to sell and buy drugs. The government should create a place to help people who are addicted to drugs.  The problems continue for those who are addicted, causing other problems as well.  According to Mayo Clinic “People who are addicted to a drug are more likely to get an infectious disease, such as HIV, either through unsafe sex or by sharing needles.” Other health problems. Drug addiction can lead to a range of both short-term and long-term mental and physical health problems.

The Government should put up a foundation or something to help people who are addicted because that affects a lot of families and some of those who live outside on the street commit crime when they are out of the affection for drugs.