me and my mates are going to new york with the college and we all smoke so obviously we want to bring cigarettes. We were going to buy one of those big duty free packs until we remembered that the age of buying tobacco products is 21 in america. Will they be taken off us at the other side? Or is it all good?
(none of that 'no smoking' bullshize)
Bringing cigarettes to the US when 18 Watch
- Thread Starter
- 22-01-2016 18:09
- Welcome Squad
- 23-01-2016 13:37
You technically won't be purchasing any tobacco products over there since you brought it with you. When you're there, then you won't be able to purchase any tobacco products.
You'll need to check whether you'll have to declare your possession of cigarettes at the airport to.
- 23-01-2016 13:41
Americans are so funny.
In some states, children can own guns. Yet you have to be over 21 to drink and smoke
- 23-01-2016 14:15
You shouldn't need to declare cigarettes, but there's a limit of 200 per person. New York also doesn't have a minimum smoking age, just a purchase age. They shouldn't take them off you.
Also, if you really wanted to, you could go up to Westchester County (Yonkers, Mt Vernon, New Rochelle... About 10 miles from central park) and buy some cigarette as the state law for buying tobacco is 18. It's just that NYC and a few other countries have raised it for their areas.
Or if you have a 19 year old friend, you can cross the Hudson river and have them buy some cigs over in New Jersey, although some have been trying to push the age to 21 in NJ... Might be worth keeping an eye on that if you want to go this route.