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You can learn about laws for selling tobacco and electronic cigarette products.

Learn about tobacco and e-cigarette laws.

You can get the Tobacco Action Kit for Businesses.

The kit includes:

  • An in-depth look at City and State tobacco product laws
  • Strategies for avoiding penalties, including posting required signs

The kit is available in multiple languages.


Download the Tobacco Action Kit.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a paper copy.

To sell tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in NYC, you must have the relevant licenses and registration from the City and the State. This is true regardless of the contents of e-cigarette products, such as nicotine, CBD, and essential oils.

Learn about tobacco and e-cigarette licenses and registration.

Tobacco retailers may only sell tobacco products that are unflavored or have these tastes or aromas:

  • Menthol
  • Mint
  • Tobacco
  • Wintergreen

E-cigarette retailers may only sell e-cigarettes, e-liquids or liquid nicotine that is tobacco-flavored or unflavored.

This includes e-cigarette products that are:

  • Disposable
  • Refillable
  • Tank-based

The law applies even if the product doesn’t contain nicotine.

Get a list of examples of products not allowed to be sold in:

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