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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 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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