U.S. state of New York has set the minimum age to buy cigarettes.
Population of 18.9 million, the U.S. State Administration maximizes their citizens to encourage healthy lifestyles by launching its latest initiative on Sunday 18 May. Youth under the age of twenty years will not be sold cigarettes.
At least 21 years of age to buy cigarettes to appoint a law was signed last November 19. And New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who shortly after completing his second term and fled. Now, six months after the law is implemented and its effects are being felt immediately.
New York’s Little Italy, an area called ‘Nolita’ outside a small shop like this board is: Under-21 No Tobacco or less than twenty-one years of age to buy tobacco is prohibited. Here, tobacco, paper, candies, chocolates, coffee and cakes etc is available. The first identity cards even harshly the shopkeeper so that the screen of this document is detected to be fake, then that vendor pack of cigarettes handed to the customer.
New York’s law is unique because it is not used in any other large American city. Other U.S. cities, the minimum age to buy cigarettes are 18 and apply it to other types of tobacco and e- cigarettes is on. Decreasing trend of smoking in New York in connection with the campaign’s latest move. Since April 29 restaurants, bars, parks or squares of the city has been including a ban on smoking in public places and beaches. Compared to other U.S. states and cities in New York has the highest cigarette tax. The civil administration of a pack of cigarettes cost at least ten dollars and a half has been allocated.
23 year old Natalie Cohen works in a startup company. The ID card is checked. She says, It’s a good way, that student will not be able to smoke in high school. A young 24 year old Thomas Wall belongs to architecture sector and in the past, smoking has been linked. He has also agreed to advance. However, he says, whether the tendency of all Teenager smoking would entirely eliminate, it is hard to see.
The minimum age to buy alcohol in the U.S. is 21 years. Most teenagers buying alcohol for old people receive support. New York shopkeeper Mohammad Aryser Khman said, the application of the law came after some complaints, but not too much so.
According to official statistics, in 2002 in New York, the rate of adult smokers was 21.5 percent in 2011 to only 14.8 percent came. However, youth smoking rates since 2007 has been 8.5% without any change.