Age for buying tobacco products rising to 21 in NY

Age for buying tobacco products rising to 21 in NY Photo: File / Pixabay.

WNYT Staff
Updated: November 04, 2019 01:35 PM
Created: November 04, 2019 01:33 PM

New York is raising the minimum sales age for tobacco and e-cigarette products.

Starting Nov. 13, the legal age for buying those products will go from 18 to 21 years old.


Gov. Cuomo says the goal of this law is to prevent cigarettes and vaping products from getting into the hands of the youth, creating an addiction to a deadly habit.

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