NEW YORK The minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes in New York State will be 21 starting today, making the state the 18th to pass such a law in response to an alarming rise in vaping and tobacco use among young people.
The development comes four months after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the bill, which was supported overwhelmingly by both chambers of the legislature. It was hailed as a victory by health experts. Both Nassau and Suffolk already ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.
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