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More States Consider Raising Tobacco-Use Age

In April, several members of the New York City Council introduced legislation that would raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Then New York State elected officials proposed similar legislation at the state level. Now, New Jersey officials are also considering the move. The legal age to buy tobacco products in most states is still 18, but New Jersey, Alaska, Alabama, Utah and a few New York counties have set the age at 19. A bill to raise the legal age to 21 is pending in the Texas legislature. 



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