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#1 Nikv

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 20:09

How old do you have to be to buy Lighters where you live?

Why do they even have an age limit?


#2 Lewism

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 20:11

I believe it's 18 years old in Canada but they don't really care.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 20:11

what are you talking about, never heard of an age limit for lighters ...ever :s

#4 Peter Lyon

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 20:12

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because if you're under 16 (legally a minor) and you buy a lighter and burn something down.... its the stores responsibility for providing you with a lighter... i think

#5 OP Nikv

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 20:12

what are you talking about, never heard of an age limit for lighters ...ever :s

Neither untill the other day

#6 benplace

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 20:16

I saw a guy have to go back out to his vehicle and get his license to buy a lighter at a gas station the other day. And he looked 40!
They said they scan all licenses now for Alchahol and tobacco products

#7 vetLaura

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 22:55

Oh well they can only be used to start fires and burn yourself and blow up if you aren't careful. No, I wouldn't mind an 8 year old playing with a lighter.

#8 burnee

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 23:14

Here is New Zealand you can be any age to buy lighters, papers and filters. For the actual tobacco you need to be 18 :s

#9 Ferret

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 02:15

16 (UK)

because if you're under 16 (legally a minor)


It's now actually 18 - The age limit was raised late last year mate.

#10 Cormier6083

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 03:51

I have no idea about America, prob. 18.

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#11 Co_Co

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 03:59

I have no idea about the actual legal law of buying a lighter, but its always been hit and miss when I was underage, some wouldn't and some would no questions. I think it depends on how you define the illegal safe of "tobacco products".

I used to hate having to bitch about buying a Blunt wrap tobacco leaf to roll up a fatty because I was 18 but a 13 year old could walk in and buy a pipe from the same head shop...

#12 kylejn

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:11

No limit in America, as far as I know. I've never heard of one.

EDIT: It might be on a state-by-state basis, though. Texas hands out handguns at birth, so I'm pretty sure my state government is OK with kids buying lighters.

#13 Lewism

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:16

EDIT: It might be on a state-by-state basis, though. Texas hands out handguns at birth, so I'm pretty sure my state government is OK with kids buying lighters.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:19

No limit in America, as far as I know. I've never heard of one.

EDIT: It might be on a state-by-state basis, though. Texas hands out handguns at birth, so I'm pretty sure my state government is OK with kids buying lighters.

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#15 TruAmbitionz

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:28

Things you need to check ID for are achohol, tobacco related products, and behind the counter cold medicine.
I used to work in a common pharmacy down here and theres no age limit on buying lighters.
A lighter can be used for BarBQ's and fireworks and tons more.