The sale of a tobacco product to a person under the age of 21 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 a routine compliance check on 2/12/2022, the following store sold a tobacco product to a person under the age of 21:
- Dollar General #11658 - 216 S. Main St., Cattaraugus, NY 14719
2nd Violation for the sale to an underage person
Tobacco Distribution Laws
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)