NYACS Positions on Tobacco Retailing Issues

  • Eliminate redundant layers of federal/state/local tobacco retail licensing and regulation.
  • Defend the right of licensed retailers to advertise and sell legal tobacco products to adult customers on their premises.
  • Leave regulation of tobacco flavoring, packaging, purchase age, couponing, and vaping products to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
  • After 30 years, increase statutory cigarette minimum markup percentages to reflect steep increases in costs of doing business for wholesalers and retailers.