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Is it legal for a 17 year old to use chewing tobacco?

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Is it legal for a 17 year old to use chewing tobacco?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  MyraB replied 4 years ago.
Hello and thank you for your question.

New York prohibits sales of tobacco products, including chewing tobacco, to minors. However, NY law does not govern minors who purchase, use or possess tobacco products. So, the answer to your question is that it is not illegal for a 17 year old to use chewing tobacco in New York. Other states may have different regulations.

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