New York State has taken another step closer to raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21.

A bill that would raise the age minimum took a big step forward after a Senate Health committee approved the measure.

Currently, both California and Hawaii have banned the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21. Also, New York City has a ban in place to restrict the sale of cigarettes to people under the age of 21.

New York Senator Diane Savino commented on the proposed bill:

"By raising the legal purchase age to 21, we will help prevent a generation of New Yorkers from becoming addicted to smoking and ultimately save thousands of lives,"

What do you think about raising the minimum age?

Should NYS Raise The Age To Buy Cigarettes to 21?

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