Lawmakers vote to raise tobacco purchasing age to 21 in Suffolk County

If the bill becomes law, Suffolk would be

If the bill becomes law, Suffolk would be the first county in the country to make it illegal for adults under 21 to buy cigarettes. (March 19, 2014 6:32 PM)

After hours of debate, and a 10 to 8 vote, lawmakers passed a bill raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21 in Suffolk County.

If the bill becomes law, Suffolk would be the first county in the country to make it illegal for adults under 21 to buy cigarettes.

Legislator and physician Dr. William Spencer (D - Centerport) proposed the bill that would raise the age to purchase any tobacco...

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