Tobacco Enforcement Programs
Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA)
The Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA)(Public Health Law Article 13-F) was created to help prevent the sale of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and accessories to anyone under the age of 21. Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, bidis, gutka, chewing tobacco and powdered tobacco, rolling papers, smoking paraphernalia, or any other tobacco products. ATUPA also prohibits the sale of vaping products, including electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine, to anyone under the age of 21, and bans the sale of all flavors of vapor products, except for tobacco flavor.
New York State Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA)
The Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA)(Public Health Law Article 13-E) was created to eliminate smoking and vaping in indoor workplaces, including restaurants, and other public gathering sites.