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Swipe for a Smoke

Swipe your driver's license for age-restricted vending
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"Back in the day" you could buy cigarettes from a vending machine. Now with age restriction regulation you can't do that. I propose vending machines that allow you to swipe your driver's license to verify your age before purchasing beer and cigarettes. Such a system would allow the vending companies to sell user data if desired.
kevinthenerd, Nov 12 2008

Same thing? Cigarette_20vending_20machine
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       Ah, the final PC predjudice rears its ugly head.   

       Churchill, J.F.K.,Tolkien, Einstein; yep, no room for them in polite society.   

       But at least old Adolf would have got in.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 12 2008
  

       That's a good point.
My own paranioa is of course a factor, but is identifying and eliminating from society those with undesirable habits really an answer? Attempting to eliminate addictions I agree with but eliminating addicts doesn't address the root problem at all.
  

       In the Netherlands we have sigarette vending machines for people who are sixteen and older. You can prove this to the machine in two ways: You insert an AGE-COIN that you get from the bartender or you pay with your bank card (chip-card).
zeno, Nov 14 2008
  

       //I propose vending machines that allow you to swipe your driver's license to verify your age before purchasing beer and cigarettes.// More than likely I will swipe *your* driver's license to verify *your* age before purchasing *my* beer and cigarettes.
4whom, Nov 14 2008
  

       I'm with zeno. A credit card should be good enough, as the bank knows how old you are.   

       What you might want to do is require a driver's license swipe for all alcohol purchases, and that way the state can take away your privileges for drunken driving.
ldischler, Nov 14 2008
  
      
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