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 July 1, 2018 and September 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.

  • 44 Mart, T. Poughkeepsie - 1st violation
  • Easy Gas and Go, C. Poughkeepsie - 1st violation
  • J's Millerton Market, T. Northeast - 1st violation
  • M & R Grocery and Gas, T. Pleasant Valley - 1st violation
  • Rita & Sons Deli, C. Poughkeepsie - 2nd violation
  • Rite Stop Deli and Grocery, C. Poughkeepsie - 1st violation
  • Smokes 4 Less, T. LaGrange - 2nd violation
  • Smokes 4 Less, T. Poughkeepsie - 2nd violation
  • Speedway #07598, T. Poughkeepsie - 1st violation
  • Tobacco King of Pan, T. Poughkeepsie - 1st violation
  • Trinity Quickmart, C. Poughkeepsie - 1st violation
  • Vassar Shell, T. Poughkeepsie - 1st violation
  • Verbank Deli, T. Union Vale - 1st violation
  • Walgreen's #11961, T. LaGrange - 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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