Northern NY county wants to raise legal age to buy tobacco

ESSEX COUNTY, N.Y. (WCAX) You will soon need to be 21 to buy tobacco in Essex County, New York.

The County Board voted to raise the age from 18.

The measure includes the purchase of any tobacco like cigarettes, electronic or vapor smoking pens, and smoking paraphernalia like rolling papers.

The resolution's goal is to reduce tobacco use among young people.