New York State Law

New York State LawNew York State has implemented several laws that make it a leader in tobacco control policy. A summary of each can be found by following the links below, or by reviewing A Citizen’s Guide to New York Tobacco Controls.

Clean Indoor Air Act

Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act

New York State Tax Laws (includes dealer registration)

Minimum Price Law

Child-Resistant Packaging


Tobacco Free Outdoor Air

New York City has also distinguished itself with its tobacco control laws:

Smoke Free Parks and Beaches

New York City Licensing

New York City Cigarette Tax

Flavored Tobacco Products

Discounted Tobacco Sales

Tobacco 21

Other New York-specific Resources:

New York State statutes (Click on “PBH” for the Public Health Code.)

The New York City Administrative Code

For information on bills that have been introduced in the New York State Assembly, visit the Assembly’s website or the State Senate’s website.