Smoking Age

New York has now raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21 years old, from 18.

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New York is poised to become the latest state to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21. 

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More than 100 cities across the country have raised the legal purchasing age for tobacco to 21, and the entire state of Hawaii followed suit on New Year’s Day. Now, anti-smoking advocates in Western New York are hoping to see the same thing happen in the region’s Southern Tier.