City Council to vote on raising tobacco age to 21 years old in New York City

There are currently no major cities in the U.S. that have a tobacco age over 19 years old.

There are currently no major cities in the U.S. that have a tobacco age over 19 years old. (10/30/13)

NEW YORK - New York could soon be the first major city to raise the tobacco buying age to 21.

The City Council will vote today on a bill to raise the age requirement on all tobacco purchases, including flavored electronic cigarettes.

There are currently no major cities in the U.S. that have a tobacco age requirement over 19 years old.  

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