It was a bad day for smokers recently in a small village in the shadow of New York City, as the village of Port Washington North recently approved an increase in the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21-years-old and banned smoking in parks on the same day.
The changes happened at the village’s Board of Trustees’ Aug. 3 meeting, with each change passing unanimously according to a report from TheIslandNow.com. The village has not yet posted the changes on its website, and an effective date has not yet been announced.
The village of Port Washington North is located in the town of North Hempstead, which is in northwestern Long Island. It has a population of approximately 3,200 people.