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New York City to raise age to purchase tobacco

New York City to raise age to purchase tobacco

November 4, 2013


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The New York City Council passed a bill on Oct. 30 that would make New York City the first major city in the country to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. The last hurdle for the bill, which passed 35 to 10, is to bear the signature of Ma...

Cigarette regulation proposed in New York City

Cigarette regulation proposed in New York City

May 1, 2013


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  New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley recently proposed increasing the legal age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. If passed, the new regulation would not allow those under 21 to buy cigarettes or other tobacco products. However, it would not prohibit them from being...

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