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Point of Sale


Licensing of tobacco retailers and retailers who sell smoking paraphernalia and other tobacco-related products.

Limiting access to tobacco products is an evidence-based way to reduce youth initiation of tobacco use and reduce tobacco consumption rates.

In 2012, the City of Ithaca reviewed a licensing ordinance in Common Council's Planning and Economic Development Committee.
Click here to download the text of the Ithaca draft ordinance.

Two retail licensing laws have been passed in New York State as of April 22, 2015. One was passed by the City of Newburgh (Orange County), and the other by Ulster County (county seat, Kingston).
Click here to download the Newburgh law
Click here to download the Ulster County law


Tobacco-21 in Tompkins County

Click here to learn about raising the minimum age to purchase from 18 to 21, effective July 1, 2017.

ATUPA sign


Tobacco-Free Pharmacies

Law prohibiting the sale of tobacco in pharmacies or stores which contain a pharmacy passes in Albany County
• Passed the county legislature in May 2018
• Signed by the County Executive in June 2018
• Implementation Fall 2018
Download the Albany County law (PDF, 243KB)

In June 2014, Tompkins County passed a resolution in support of ending the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies and stores that contain a pharmacy.
Download the Resolution


Listing of Tompkins County tobacco retailers and ATUPA violations