2016 Tobacco Sales Enforcement Program

News from Environmental Health, Posted on Thu, 02/09/2017 - 3:27pm
Tobacco 21 Sign

Tobacco 21 Sign

The sale of tobacco products to minors (under 18) is a violation of NYS Public Health Law, Article 13-F: Regulation of Tobacco Products and Herbal Cigarettes; Distribution to Minors.  Additionally, the Cattaraugus County Legislature recently passed a local law prohibiting the sale of tobacco and nicotene containing products to anyone under the age of twenty-one (21).

 

During routine compliance checks, several Cattaraugus County businesses sold tobacco products to a minor:

7-Eleven #35097H
55 S. Main St.
Portville, NY 14770
10/27/16

7-Eleven #35105H
12223 Old Olean Rd.
Yorkshire, NY 14173
5/12/16

Randolph Arrowmart (2nd Sale)
92 S. Main St.
Randolph, NY 14772
1/19/17

South Dayton Supermarket (3rd Sale)
303 Pine Street
South Dayton, NY 14138
6/22/16

 

Additional information regarding NYS tobacco distribution laws can be found on the NYS Department of Health webpage.  The Cattaraugus County law prohibiting sales to people under 21 can be found on our website. (LOCAL LAW NUMBER 8-2016: COUNTY OF CATTARAUGUS, NEW YORK)