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Westchester County, N.Y. Proposes Minimum Age Increase

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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 18 to 19-years of age.

Legislator Catherine Borgia, the Democratic majority leader, has proposed the increase citing her desire to get tobacco products out of high schools. She specifically chose 19, as opposed to 21 as many others have done, to help increase the passage of the law.

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It’s unclear when a formal vote on the matter might take place.

Westchester is located just north of New York City. It has a population of just under one million.

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Charlie Minato
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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.

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