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New law raises tobacco purchase age

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) – Beginning October 1st, you must be at least 21-years old to purchase of tobacco products in Chautauqua County.

Lawmakers passed the legislation in April and Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan signed the law on Tuesday.

The County Executive is appreciative of so many members of the community and small businesses that offered their perspective on this legislation.

Over 60 comments were received through public commentary, emails, letters, and phone calls.

He especially wants to thank over 20 young high school students who took the time to engage him on this legislation.

Again, the law takes effect October 1, 2016.

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