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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

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

Suffolk County Executive Signs Bill Raising Tobacco Purchase Age To 21

The bill, which was passed last month by the Suffolk County Legislature, also includes a ban on selling e-cigarettes to anyone under 21.

04/14/2014

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

Suffolk County Lawmakers Vote To Raise Tobacco Purchase Age To 21

Last year, New York City became the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.

03/19/2014

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

Suffolk County Health Department Backs Raising To Tobacco Purchase Age To 21

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.

11/21/2013

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

New Jersey Lawmakers Eye Raising Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

New York City’s push to raise the tobacco purchase age has now spread across the Hudson River.

05/16/2013

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

City Council Holds Hearing On Series Of Tough Anti-Smoking Measures

The bills before the City Council would reduce the visibility and accessibility of cigarettes. The council’s health committee took up debate Thursday on the proposals.

05/02/2013

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