To sell tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in NYC, you must have the relevant licenses and registration.
Education Toolkit for Tobacco Retailers
To see tables of fines and penalties for different types of tobacco and e-cigarette law violations, visit the links below:
The Smoke-Free Air Act makes virtually all workplaces in New York City smoke-free, with the following exemptions:
Food service establishments may not permit smoking of tobacco products or the use of e-cigarettes on site. These businesses cannot register as Tobacco Retail Stores or Electronic Cigarette Retail Stores.
All hookah-serving establishments are required to have a permit. They must only serve non-tobacco shisha. Hookah establishments must display warning signs about the health risks of hookah smoke. People younger than 21 are not permitted to enter hookah-serving establishments.
They Health Department is no longer accepting new Non-Tobacco Hookah Establishment permit applications. Existing permit holders may renew their Non-Tobacco Hookah Establishment Permit online.