The village of Great Neck Plaza, N.Y. has joined the Tobacco 21 movement, as on Wednesday the village’s Board of Trustees approved a measure that raises the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21-years-old.

While the city has not yet posted the results of the vote or the proposal itself, reports that the proposal was approved by a 3-0 vote with two members absent, and will go into effect on Sept. 1.

Great Neck Plaza is a village in the town of North Hempstead in Nassau County. It has a population of approximately 7,000 residents.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.