HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Just days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21, a similar effort has launched in Suffolk County.
As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, the Suffolk County legislature is considering a similar measure to increase the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.
“I think it’s a smart thing. I don’t think the kids should be smoking, we know how dangerous it is. I think it’s a great thing,” a former smoker told Xirinachs.