ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Advocates across the country are urging people to stop lighting up, through the "Great American Smoke Out." The annual challenge asks smokers to stop for 24 hours with the hopes of quitting altogether.
Meanwhile, in Onondaga County, the legislature is considering raising the age to buy and sell tobacco from 19 to 21. It's something other counties like Cortland and Tompkins have already changed. But the proposal is getting mixed reviews from the community, as well as local smoke and vape shops.
The current statewide age is 18.
The county's health committee will consider the legislation Monday.