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Westchester Continues Campaign To Raise Legal Age For Tobacco Sales

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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