ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Assembly passed a bill that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 on Wednesday.
Lawmakers say raising the smoking age to 21 would remove cigarettes from high schoolers and eliminate a popular source of tobacco from underage children.
The bill now heads to the New York Senate.
The current age to purchase tobacco products in New York is 18. Several counties in the state have already increased the age to 21 to purchase tobacco products.
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Data: NY Department of Health