New York City Council raises age for tobacco purchases to 21

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 04 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6645
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The New York City Council voted on 30 October to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 years.

The city’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg—a strong advocate for anti-smoking initiatives—is expected to sign the legislation, making New York the first US city to raise …

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