ATUPA Violations

Department of Behavioral & Health


The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) is responsible for enforcement of Article 13-F of the New York State Public Health Law, also known as the Adolescent Tobacco-Use Prevention Act (ATUPA).  This act prohibits the sale of all tobacco products, herbal cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, and liquid nicotine to persons under eighteen years of age. 

The following tobacco vendors were found to have violated the Adolescent Tobacco-Use Prevention Act between April 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018 by selling tobacco or electronic cigarette products to a minor, or for selling tobacco while their registration was suspended or revoked.  The number of violations that each vendor currently has also appears.

  • Family Dollar #5968, C. Poughkeepsie - 2nd violation
  • Lilian Smoke Shop & Deli 2, C. Poughkeepsie - 2nd violation
  • Stop & Shop #567, T. Hyde Park - 1st violation
  • Tobacco House Min, V. Fishkill - 1st violation

For questions or information about the Adolescent Tobacco-Use Prevention Act, contact the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health, Tobacco Enforcement section at (845) 486-3404.



A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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