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New York raises smoking age limit to 21

City Council passes new rules that mean anyone younger than that would not be allowed to buy tobacco products.

Last Modified: 31 Oct 2013 18:17
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New York is about to become the first major city in the US to raise the smoking age to 21.

The city council has passed new rules that mean anyone younger than that would not be allowed to buy tobacco products.

Al Jazeera's Raelyn Johnson reports from New York City.

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