New tobacco control measures go into effect in New York State Monday

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — New tobacco control measures go into effect Monday.

As of Monday, May 18, the sale of all tobacco products in pharmacies and the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes is prohibited throughout New York State.

The provision was a part of the New York State budget.


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