CIAA is found in Article 13-E in the NYS Public Health Law and prohibits smoking in almost all places of employment, including restaurants and bars. Employees and the public may confidentially report possible violations of the CIAA to the BCHD by calling 778-2847.
Article 13E NYS Public Health Law: Regulation of Smoking in Public and Work Places
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The Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act or ATUPA is found in Article 13-F of the NYS Public Health Law which covers regulation of tobacco products and herbal cigarettes and their distribution to minors. This law was enacted to help stop the sale of tobacco products and herbal cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18. Included under this law are: cigarettes, cigars, bidis, gutka, chewing tobacco, powdered tobacco, shisha, or other tobacco products, herbal cigarettes, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes, rolling papers or smoking paraphernalia. Herbal cigarettes are made primarily of an herb or combination of herbs and are intended to be used in the same manner as tobacco.
New York State law also requires the name and address of the Retail Tobacco Dealer in violation of Article 13-F be made public.Click here to view the list of Retail Tobacco Dealers in violation of Article 13-F.
Article 13-F NYS Public Health Law: 1399-CC Sale Tobacco Products to Minors Prohibited