Albany County Executive Dan McCoy signed a law today raising the age for the legal sale of tobacco products in the county from 18 to 21. The law includes traditional tobacco products, liquid nicotine and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes.
Albany County joins the five New York City counties, along with Suffolk and Chautauqua Counties, which have also adopted T-21 laws.
The law, which passed 24-13 in the county legislature last month, will take effect immediately after it is filed with the Secretary of State.
The Albany County Legislature will be hosting a press event Thursday, June 9 at 4pm to thank the groups and people who helped T-21 become law.
Where: 112 State Street, 1st Floor Cahill Room, Albany NY
When: Thursday, June 9, 4pm
Who: Albany County Legislators, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition, among other local partners. Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.