What Do You Think of the Proposal to Raise New York's Smoking Age?

Unlike the nationwide drinking age of 21, which was set in 1984 with the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, the smoking age -- meaning, the age in which a person can purchase cigarettes -- still varies from state to state.  46 states and the District of Columbia have a smoking age of 18, whereas Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey and Utah have raised their state smoking age to 19.  New York City may set that smoking age back even further if Mayor Michael Bloomberg can move it with a city council proposal to 21. ...more
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