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The Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA)

This law was enacted to help stop the sale of tobacco products and herbalATUPA cigarettes
 to anyone under 18 years of age. Tobacco products are cigarettes, cigars, bidis, chewing tobacco and powdered tobacco, or any other tobacco products. Herbal cigarettes are made primarily of an herb or combination of herbs and are intended to be used in the same manner as tobacco.


The Clinton County Health Department inspector will routinely visit businesses that sell tobacco to determine if they are selling to anyone under 18 years old.

The visits may include one or more of the following:

  • Having an underage youth attempt to buy tobacco products or herbal cigarettes
  • Checking the location of tobacco products (must be behind a counter or in a locked container)
  • Verify that the business has a current tobacco registration
  • Checking that bidis are sold only at tobacco businesses
  • Looking for the proper sign(s)

What Are the Fines for Violating the Law?

First Violation: Fines from $300 to $1,000, local newspaper will publish violations.

Second Violation: Fines from $500 to $1,500, tobacco registration suspended for 6 months, lottery license suspended for 6 months, local newspaper will publish violations.

Third and Subsequent Violations: Fines from $500 to $1,500, tobacco registration revoked for 1 year, you must reapply after 1 year and pay the registration fee, lottery license permanently revoked, local newspaper will publish violations.

 

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Further Reading

NYS Tobacco Sales Training

NYS Guide for Merchants

NYS ATUPA Law


Contact Us
Clinton County Health Department
Environmental Health & Safety Division
(518) 565-4870    

  ATUPA

MENU
menu

The Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA)

This law was enacted to help stop the sale of tobacco products and herbalATUPA cigarettes
 to anyone under 18 years of age. Tobacco products are cigarettes, cigars, bidis, chewing tobacco and powdered tobacco, or any other tobacco products. Herbal cigarettes are made primarily of an herb or combination of herbs and are intended to be used in the same manner as tobacco.


The Clinton County Health Department inspector will routinely visit businesses that sell tobacco to determine if they are selling to anyone under 18 years old.

The visits may include one or more of the following:

  • Having an underage youth attempt to buy tobacco products or herbal cigarettes
  • Checking the location of tobacco products (must be behind a counter or in a locked container)
  • Verify that the business has a current tobacco registration
  • Checking that bidis are sold only at tobacco businesses
  • Looking for the proper sign(s)

What Are the Fines for Violating the Law?

First Violation: Fines from $300 to $1,000, local newspaper will publish violations.

Second Violation: Fines from $500 to $1,500, tobacco registration suspended for 6 months, lottery license suspended for 6 months, local newspaper will publish violations.

Third and Subsequent Violations: Fines from $500 to $1,500, tobacco registration revoked for 1 year, you must reapply after 1 year and pay the registration fee, lottery license permanently revoked, local newspaper will publish violations.

 

INFO BAR


Further Reading

NYS Tobacco Sales Training

NYS Guide for Merchants

NYS ATUPA Law


Contact Us
Clinton County Health Department
Environmental Health & Safety Division
(518) 565-4870    

  ATUPA