Recent Laws

Residential Building Policy Disclosure

Starting August 28, 2018, residential buildings with three or more units are required to create a policy on smoking and disclose it to tenants and prospective tenants.

Building owners who fail to create and disclose a policy on smoking will be subject to fines.

More information about the new policy disclosure law (PDF).

Sample policy on smoking (PDF).

Minimum Prices

As of June 1, 2018, all packs of cigarettes sold in New York City must have a minimum price of $13. Increasing the price of tobacco has been shown to discourage new smokers and encourage current smokers to quit or cut back.

Businesses that sell cigarettes for less than the mandatory minimum price will be subject to fines.

More information about the new law on cigarette retail prices (PDF).


Smoking kills about 12,000 New Yorkers every year. If you are a smoker, quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health. If you quit, you will live a longer and healthier life and improve the health of the people around you. You will feel better and save money, too. If you are planning to have a family, you will have a healthier baby, as well as better sexual and reproductive health. Here are some resources to help you:

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