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No cigarettes until you're 21 in New York?

NEED TO KNOW
  • New York City Council proposes new age limit to buy smokes
  • Critics: Rule limits freedom for people who can vote
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You might soon have to be 21 years old to buy cigarettes in New York City.

The NYC city council announced the idea Monday.

Supporters of the bill say raising the age limit would cut smoking by more than half among 18- to 20-year-olds.

Critics, on the hand, say that if 18-year-olds can vote and go to war, they should be able to choose to buy cigarettes, too. 

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