CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NY-- Starting November 1, you have to be at least 21-years-old to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes in Cattaraugus County.

The change was made to combat the number of smoking related deaths among young people.

Cattaraugus County has the highest rate of adult smokers in Western New York, followed by Allegany and Chautauqua counties.

The Chautauqua County Legislature recently passed similar legislation to attempt to cut youth smoking rates.