Cigarettes

Bloomberg Signs Law Increasing NYC Smoking Age to 21

Some more authoritarian nannying to get out of the way before leaving office

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21.

The legislation makes New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.

During a bill-signing ceremony Tuesday, Bloomberg said the law will help prevent young people from experimenting with tobacco at the age when they are most likely to become addicted.