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Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA)

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In Tompkins County, "Tobacco-21" went into effect July 1, 2017. T-21 went into effect statewide in Sept. 2019. Click here for more info about T-21 in Tompkins County.

The Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA) was passed to stop sales of tobacco products to individuals under age 21. 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
Red Apple M0358 176 Main St.
Groton, NY 13073
Sale to a minor
Nov. 10, 2019
7-Eleven Store #35255H 409 College Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Sale to a minor
Aug. 9, 2018
Triphammer Road Mobil 2311 N. Triphammer Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Sale to a minor
Feb. 8, 2017

*Violators are removed from this list 3 years after the effective date, as determined by the TC Board of Health. BOH meeting minutes are available here.

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