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Sign for tobacco 21 law in Cattaraugus County


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 nicotine containing products to anyone under the age of twenty-one (21).


During routine compliance checks, three Cattaraugus County business sold tobacco products to a minor:

1st Sale to a Minor

Dollar General #11658
216 S. Main St.
Cattaraugus, NY 14719

Dollar General #18458
529 Pine St.
South Dayton, NY 14138

Lil's Deli
982 Main St.
Machias, NY 14101


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)

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