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NYC: be 21 to buy cigarettes

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago October 30, 2013 Oct 30, 2013 Wednesday, October 30 2013 October 30, 2013 7:19 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Zach Correa

NEW YORK CITY - The New York City Council passed a bill to raise the age to 21 for buying tobacco products.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the new age requirement will prevent teens from smoking cigarettes, helping save lives in the process.  Bloomberg has promised to sign the bill.

The Sensible Tobacco Enforcement Act would apply to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. 

This is the most recent development in Bloomberg's war on cigarettes.  A ban on smoking in bars, restaurants and public places was also put in place during Bloomberg's time as mayor of NYC.

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