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Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco In Mount Vernon Could Rise

Westchester County could raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 19.
Westchester County could raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 19. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Democrats have voiced their support to raise the legal age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products to 19, according to LoHud.com.

Westchester legislators chose 19 in an effort to keep cigarettes out of high schools and to garner maximum support for the proposal. New York City and Suffolk county recently enacted laws that raised the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21, LoHud.com reported.

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