Limiting the number and/or density of tobacco retailers
Reducing the visibility and accessibility of tobacco products is an effective way to prevent youth smoking and motivate smokers to quit. Decreasing the number of tobacco outlets to a ratio of 1 per 1000 residents is our statewide goal.
Compared to Pizzerias
Where it’s been done
City of Newburgh
- Local license for tobacco or e-cigarettes
- One newly issued license for every two not renewed or revoked
- 2014 there were 52 retailers and by 2016 that was reduced to 18 retailers.
- No new retailers within 1000 feet of schools.