The legal age to purchase tobacco products in New York State just went up.

You now have to be at least 21 to buy cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation on Tuesday.

The goal is to prevent underage teens from getting their hands on tobacco products through their older friends.

According to the Surgeon General, 90-percent of the people who purchase cigarettes for minors are between the ages of 18 and 20.

Makers of the popular e-cigarette brand Juul are encouraging other states to follow New York's lead, saying, in part, "We commend Governor Cuomo for signing legislation to raise the purchasing age for all tobacco 21 in New York state. We cannot fulfill...our goal to provide adult smokers with a true alternative to combustible cigarettes- the number one cause of preventable death in this country- if youth-use continues unabated."