The Rockland County, N.Y. legislature passed an ordinance raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, e-cigarettes and other alternative tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old this week, sending it on to County Executive Ed Day, who has 21 days to sign it into law.
The bill passed by a vote of 12-1 on during the legislature’s meeting on Tuesday.
The new law would not just increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, it would establish a $2,000 fine per day for violators.
Rockland County is located just north of New York City, sitting along the western side of the Hudson River. It has a population of approximately 326,000 residents.