"Hookah bars" have become quite the rage with the 18-20 year old set these days (hit first link below for story/second link for music video). So let me get this straight: We don't allow them to drink, which is only encouraging them to go smoke it up in public with their friends? There's something very wrong there. 18-year-olds can vote, smoke and go fight in wars, but we don't allow them to drink until 3 years later? Which these days is helping the very dangerous activity of tobacco smoking make an apparent comeback? Wrong message, wrong law. My general recollection and understanding (correct me if I'm wrong here) is that the 21-year-old drinking age (a creature of statute in individual states) is largely a relic of Reagan era federal legislation that withholds substantial amounts of highway funds from any state that does not have such a law. Well, this ain't 1984, and I call on Obama & The Dems (since they have all the power in Washington these days) to take a close look at this and strongly consider changing it. And kids: Never use tobacco.