Tobacco Laws & Information

Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA)

The goal of the Clean Indoor Air Act program is to reduce the exposure of the public to secondary smoke within public places and the work place.

The Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) prohibits smoking in virtually all places of business. Business owners are required to inform employees and patrons that smoking is prohibited indoors and post “No Smoking” signs in conspicuous places within their establishment.

This program:

  • Investigates complaints regarding smoking in public places and work sites.
  • Inspects facilities that are under permit (such as bars and restaurants) for complaints with the Clean Indoor Air Act.
  • Enforces compliance with the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act.
  • Provides training for vendors as part of NYS Certified Tobacco Sales Training Programs.

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Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA).

This program regulates the sale of tobacco and vaping products to restrict their access by youth and young adults. ATUPA violations can result in civil penalties or retailer registration suspension or revocation.

This program:

  • Investigates complaints and conducts compliance checks of tobacco retailers to reduce the use and accessibility of tobacco to individuals under 21 years of age
  • Enforces compliance with Article 13-f-Regulation of Tobacco Products and Herbal Cigarettes

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Additional Information

Smokers Quitline

Access the NYS Smoker's Quitline website or call 866-697-8487.

Local Law No. 5 For The Year 2013 - Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance

The Cayuga County Legislature passed a local law that impacts vendors of tobacco products.  In order to sell tobacco, tobacco products, or electronic cigarettes to consumers in Cayuga County, a vendor must have a valid Tobacco Retail License issued by the Cayuga County Health Department. 

Local Law

Local Law Number 5 For The Year 2013 - Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance (PDF)


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