Westchester Continues Campaign To Raise Legal Age For Tobacco Sales

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A group of Westchester legislators is pushing to raise the legal age to buy tobacco.
A group of Westchester legislators is pushing to raise the legal age to buy tobacco. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The push to raise to 19 the legal age to purchase tobacco products in Westchester County continues behind Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) according to the Westchester Business Journal. 

Peter Fisher of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids held a press conference with Borgia on Wednesday, April 2, and said approximately $289 million is spent on health care due to tobacco use every year, the Westchester Business Journal said. 

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Added to Jsalo comment should also be that you can be in the military and get killed but you still can't drink or smoke, the government has plenty of things to do to make things right and this is all they can find to do " get a life" and lower our taxes.

If an 18 year old isn't mature enough in the eyes of the law to decide for their own life, why the hell are they able to vote and make decisions that impact lives of all? You can't have it both ways. If the country trusts you enough to have a say in policy, surely you're ready to buy beer and cigarettes.