You gotta be at least 21 to buy tobacco products in NYC now instead of 18. I wouldn't be surprised if 21 eventually becomes the new age for buying tobacco in ALL states 2 years from now.
It's sad to think an 18-20 year old can serve the country in the army, and work 2 jobs at once in order to pay his/her college tuition and other college expenses (for the ones who wanna go to college). But that 18-20 year old may lose the right to buy cigs in the near future.
I barely lived in the days when people could buy cigs and any tobacco (including smokeless tobacco) at ANY age without any trouble. Now a young adult who wants to smoke in NYC has to ask someone legally old enough to buy liquor to buy that cig pack for him/her too.
But based on NYC's cig prices, I wouldnt buy cigs in that town anyway. At least an 18-20 year old can still go to NH or Vermont to buy packs and cartons legally.
I'm sure that new 21 age applies to e-cig purchases as well. I can only laugh at those calling e-cigs the cigs of the future. If smoking bans got revoked, then e-cigs would die immediately. Those things were invented to help smokers work around smoking bans, Some call em a quit smoking tool. but I dont see how e-cigs can help anyone lose the nic craves for good.