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FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Nassau Lawmaker Wants To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Like Suffolk County, NYC

On Monday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed into law a measure raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19 to 21. It takes effect on Jan. 1.

04/15/2014

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

Merchants: Raising Minimum Age To Buy Cigarettes Would Devastate Business

Some merchants on Wednesday were protesting against the idea of raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes in New York City, saying it would severely damage their bottom line.

05/01/2013

"Plan B" Pill (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FDA Approves: Plan B To Be Dispensed Over The Counter; Critics Come Out Swinging

The FDA announced Tuesday it has approved making the Plan B morning-after pill available over the counter. But purchasers have to be at least 15 to buy it, and will have to provide proof of age at the cash register.

04/30/2013

Cigarette Smoking (file/credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

Taking City’s Lead, NY State Lawmakers Urge Increasing Minimum Age For Tobacco Purchases

On Sunday, State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal announced state legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products.

04/28/2013