Come early July, individuals wanting to purchase tobacco, shisha, liquid nicotine, electronic smoking devices or related products in Tompkins County, N.Y. will have to be at least 21-years-old, as on Tuesday the county legislature approved an age increase by a 9-5 vote.
Retailers or others who violate the new law will face fines of at least $300 but no more than $1,000 for a first violation, and no less than $500 but no more than $1,500 for each subsequent violation.
The increase will go into effect 60 days.
Tompkins County is located in the central part of the state, with Ithaca as its county seat. It is home to approximately 105,000 residents.