A package of ordinances that were introduced in April in New York City aimed at raising the floor price of tobacco products, prohibiting tobacco sales in pharmacies, adding further restrictions on where people can smoke and vape, and enacting a moratorium on retailer licenses are heading back to the NYC Health Committee on
250 Broadway, Committee Room, 16th Fl.
An ordinance (Int. No 1532), which would require licenses for anyone selling vapor products and stop issuing licenses within 90 days of becoming law, is scheduled for a hearing on
Please make plans to attend this hearing. Even if you do not plan to speak, your presence is important as it demonstrates the large numbers of people affected by this issue.
Please take action NOW by sending a message to members of the Committee on Health urging them to oppose this ordinance!
Consumers and business owners need to be aware that, although this is a separate licensing regulation for vapor retailers, it is not a beneficial consideration. The city intends to cap the number of vapor retailers at half the current number, by community district, in the five boroughs and phase them out of business over time.
This article was originally published at CASAA
Author: Alex Clark