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Raising the age to buy cigarettes?

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Apr 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-29 13:48:42-04

New York might be the first state to raise the age to 21 to purchase cigarettes.

Lawmakers are taking their cue from New York City, which set a hearing on the proposal for this week.

Proponents say the measure is aimed at preventing young people from developing the smoking habit.

A similar proposal is on hold in Texas.