State Senate Could Vote on Raising Tobacco Buying Age Soon

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By WBEN

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Last week, the Assembly voted to raise the minimum age of buying tobacco to 21 in New York, One local state senator thinks it's only a matter of time before it happens in the State Senate.

"I do think we'll see a vote on it this session, and I think it's more likely than not it will pass," says State Senator Patrick Gallivan. But Gallivan is opposed to that bill, at least by itself.