Age Restrictions

New York State Assembly Could Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 19

The New York State Assembly now has a pair of bills moving through the Assembly and Senate that would increase the minimum age to purchase...
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Statewide Purchasing Age Increase Proposed In Massachusetts

No state has been at the forefront of the debate over whether to increase the minimum purchasing of tobacco more than Massachusetts. Largely thanks to...
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Braintree, Mass. Schedules Public Hearing on Raising Tobacco Purchase Age

The town of Braintree, Mass., a suburb south of Boston with approximately 35,000 residents, is moving forward with a proposal that would raise the minimum...
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Melrose, Mass. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

Add Melrose to the growing list of cities in Massachusetts that have raised its tobacco purchasing age. The Boston suburb’s Board of Health voted unanimously...
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Citizen Board Requests Washington Minimum Age Increase

Washington State’s highly restrictive smoking laws could get worse. The King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Administrative Board has voted in favor of a resolution that...
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Suffolk County, N.Y. Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21 (Update)

On Tuesday night, legislators in Suffolk County, N.Y. voted to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 19 to 21, making it illegal...
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Waltham, Mass. Prepares to Raise Purchase Age

After consultations with tobacco retailers and several months of looking into the issue, the city of Waltham, Mass. appears ready to move forward and raise...
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Newburyport, Mass. Raises Age to Purchase Tobacco

The town of Newburyport, Mass. is the latest to join the movement of municipalities raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products. On Tuesday, the...
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Nassau County Won’t Raise Tobacco Purchase Age

Nassau County (NY) won’t be raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 19 to 21, as Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) has said...
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Westchester County, N.Y. Proposes Minimum Age Increase

Following similar efforts in New York City and Suffolk County, the County of Westchester will consider increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from...
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Nassau County to Consider Bill to Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

Nassau County, NY, the Empire State’s seventh most populous county, could be the next to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old. Legis....
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