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New York City considers raising legal age for buying tobacco to 21

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 29 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2698
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

New York City officials announced this week that the city’s council would take up legislation that would raise the minimum age requirement to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years.

Should the law pass, New York City would become the first major US city to …

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