NJ Lawmakers Approve Bill To Raise Legal Smoking Age To 21The bill would fine retailers up to $1,000 if they sell to anyone 20 years old or younger, but would not punish underage smokers.
Nassau Lawmaker Wants To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Like Suffolk County, NYCOn 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.
Suffolk County Executive Signs Bill Raising Tobacco Purchase Age To 21The bill, which was passed last month by the Suffolk County Legislature, also includes a ban on selling e-cigarettes to anyone under 21.
Suffolk County Lawmakers Vote To Raise Tobacco Purchase Age To 21Last year, New York City became the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.
Suffolk County Health Department Backs Raising To Tobacco Purchase Age To 21Just 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.
New Jersey Lawmakers Eye Raising Cigarette-Buying Age To 21New York City's push to raise the tobacco purchase age has now spread across the Hudson River.
City Council Holds Hearing On Series Of Tough Anti-Smoking MeasuresThe 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.
Taking City's Lead, NY State Lawmakers Urge Increasing Minimum Age For Tobacco PurchasesOn Sunday, State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal announced state legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products.