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Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act

Notice: Effective July 1, 2017, the minimum legal age for tobacco sales increases to 21 in Tompkins County. Click here for more info about T-21.

THE Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA) was passed to stop sales of tobacco products to individuals under age 18. The act encompasses cigarettes, cigars, bidis, gutka, chewing tobacco, powdered tobacco, nicotine water, herbal cigarettes, shisha, electronic cigarettes, and smoking paraphernalia.

ATUPA signATUPA is governed by NYS Public Health Law, Section 1399-cc, “Sale of tobacco products, herbal cigarettes, liquid nicotine, shisha, rolling papers or smoking paraphernalia to minors prohibited.” Click here for text of this law.
In Tompkins County, ATUPA is enforced by the Board of Health through the Environmental Health Division.

For more information, visit the Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center.

ATUPA Violations in Tompkins County

Business Name Address Violation* Fine
Jacksonville Big Blue 1854 Jacksonville Rd.
Jacksonville, NY 14854
Sale to a minor
Feb. 13, 2017
Triphammer Road Mobil 2311 N. Triphammer Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Sale to a minor
Feb. 8, 2017
7-Eleven Store #35255H 409 College Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Sale to a minor
Jan. 4, 2017
Quik Shoppe 317 Third St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Sale to a minor
Aug. 1, 2016
Commons Market 122 N. Aurora St
Ithaca, NY 14850
Sale to a minor
June 16, 2016
Pete's Grocery & Deli 805 W. Buffalo St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Sale to a Minor
Feb. 27, 2016
Clark's Shur Fine 33 North St.
Dryden, NY 13053
Sale to a minor
Aug. 26, 2014

*Violators are removed from this list 3 years after the effective date, as determined by the TC Board of Health. Click link in the table to download appropriate BOH meeting minutes.

Licensed Tobacco Retailers in Tompkins County


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