TODAY   |  October 31, 2013

New York City raises minimum age for cigarettes to 21

The New York City Council voted Wednesday to raise the minimum age for legally buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he will support the measure.

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>>> soon here in new york city , you will have to be 21 to buy cigarettes. they voted yes to raise the minimum age from 18 to 21 on wednesday night. it's the first major american city to adopt such strict tobacco laws. advocates say higher limits prevent them from taking up the habit.