A new tobacco law passed in New York City, as the mayor signed legislation that prohibited smokers from 18 to 21, to buy a certain tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. NYC tobacco law raised the minimum age requirement.

NYC tobacco law passed today
Screenshot From: csmonitor.com

According to Christian Science Monitor, "Mayor Michael Bloomberg said raising the legal purchase age from 18 to 21 will help prevent young people from experimenting with tobacco at the age when they are most likely to become addicted."

The CSMonitor site expose that New York City has 27,000 young smokers ages from 18 to 20.

New York Association of Convenience Stores President said, "What are you really accomplishing? It's not like they are going to quit smoking. Why? Because there are so many other places they can buy cigarettes," Jim Calvin told to AP.

But according to tobacco companies, it will drive teenagers to go black market due to minimum age increase.

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