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Nassau County Legislature not voting on bill to raise tobacco age to 21

The ?Tobacco 21? bill was signed in Suffolk

The ‘Tobacco 21’ bill was signed in Suffolk County in April. (March 31, 2014 6:41 PM)

The Nassau County Legislature will not vote on a bill that would have raised the age to purchase tobacco products in the county to 21.

Republican Majority Leader Norma Gonsalves blocked a vote on the bill that would have raised the age from 19 years old to 21. She says it's the job of the state, not the county, to decide when tobacco products can be purchased.

It comes after neighboring...

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