2017 Tobacco Sales Enforcement Program

News from Environmental Health, Posted on Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:40am
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, one Cattaraugus County business sold tobacco products to a minor:

Weber City Deli
1639 NYS Route 16
Yorkshire, NY 14173
7/8/17

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)