Last night in a 24-13 vote, the Albany County Legislature voted to increase the legal minimum age for the sale of tobacco products to 21, following in the footsteps of more than 150 cities in ten states, including New York City, the New York State counties of Chautauqua and Suffolk, and the states of Hawaii and California.

Thank you to the Albany County Legislature for voting “Yes” to a proven community health strategy that will reduce youth smoking.

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