SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – You now have to be 21 years or older to purchase tobacco products in Schenectady County.
County legislators passed a bill to increase the age on Tuesday.
Schenectady is now the fifth county in New York, plus New York city, to increase the age someone can purchase tobacco products.
Nationwide, more than 184 localities plus California and Hawaii have passed laws to increase the age that someone can purchase tobacco products.
A Siena Poll last year found that nearly 60 percent of Schenectady County supported raising the age to 21.
The law passed by an eight to four vote.