To sell tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in NYC, you must have the relevant licenses and registration.
Education Toolkit for Tobacco Retailers
Education Toolkit for E-cigarette Retailers
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.