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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 1,000 residents is our statewide goal.

Local Statistics

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
  • In 2014 there were 52 retailers. By 2016, that was reduced to 18 retailers
  • No new retailers within 1,000 feet of schools