Albany County considering flavored tobacco ban

WNYT Staff
Updated: November 12, 2019 01:31 PM
Created: November 12, 2019 01:27 PM

The Albany County Legislature is set to vote Tuesday night on a local law banning the retail sale of flavored tobacco and e-cigarette products.

The state Health Department says 27 percent of high school students in the state are now using e-cigarettes.


The New York Association of Convenience Stores calls the legislation absurd. They say the ban would forfeit millions of dollars in sales tax revenue while accomplishing nothing. They say the law is too far-reaching and that people will cross over into neighboring counties to get the products they want.

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