A push in Saratoga County, N.Y. to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old has been cancelled.
Vincent DeLucia, chairman of the county’s Public Health Committee, told The Saratogian that the effort has been abandoned because the committee had concerns about enforcement. Last month, the sheriff’s department said it was already facing issues trying to combat the heroine and opioid epidemic and as such didn’t want the burden of trying to enforce new tobacco age restrictions.
Saratoga County is located in the eastern part of the state with the Hudson River on the east and the Mohawk River on the south. It has a population around 230,000.