Tobacco Prevention

ATUPA Enforcement Actions

The Niagara County Department of Health and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, under contract with the Department, have been conducting tobacco compliance checks throughout Niagara County since July 1, 1999. Currently, every facility that sells tobacco or vapor products to the public will receive a compliance check, including all vending machine operations. Under the supervision of a NCDOH Inspector, compliance checks are conducted by underage contractors who attempt to purchase tobacco or vapor products without identification and while being truthful about their age.

Recent Enformement Actions:

1/1/22-3/31/22

Between January 1,2022 and March 31, 2022, a total of 113 compliance checks were conducted. The following facilities were cited and fined for violations related to selling tobacco or vapor products to underage individuals:

Business

Address

 

# of Violations

Falls Quick Stop

2569 Military Rd. Niagara Falls

 

1st   Violation

O’s Smoke Shop

1623 Pine Ave. Niagara Falls

 

2nd Violation

Brother’s Mart

2065 River Rd. Niagara Falls

 

1st Violation

7 Eleven

1060 Niagara Falls Blvd. North Tonawanda

 

2nd  Violation

Scalise’s Grocery

158 Schenk St. North Tonawanda

 

2nd  Violation

Sky Vape Smoke Shop

5770 B S. Transit Rd. Lockport

 

1st Violation

Groceries and Beyond

39 Locust St. Lockport

 

2nd  Violation

5 Loaves Mini Mart

233 Clinton St. Lockport

 

1st Violation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penalties are assessed for violations.  Additionally, each facility is required to conduct employee training and educational programs, monitored by the Niagara County Department of Health.  The Department would like to recognize the Niagara County Sheriff's Office for their outstanding efforts and assistance with this program.

All compliance checks are conducted in accordance with Niagara County’s Youth Tobacco Enforcement and Prevention Agreement with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) under the authority of the New York State Public Health Law for tobacco enforcement.  Similar compliance checks are being conducted throughout New York State

Information on the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act 

Link to Article 13-F Regulation of Tobacco Products, Herbal Cigarettes, and Smoking Paraphernalia; Distribution to Minors


Prior Enforcement Actions:

10/01/21-12/31/21

Between October 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, a total of 116 compliance checks were conducted. The following facilities were cited and fined for violations related to selling tobacco or vapor products to underage individuals:

Business

Address

 

# of Violations

7 Eleven

8109 Niagara Falls Blvd. Niagara Falls

 

1st   Violation

7 Eleven 1060 Niagara Falls Blvd. North Tonawanda   1st Violation

Boulevard Express

8628 Niagara Falls Blvd. Niagara Falls

 

1st Violation

Delta Sonic

7920 Niagara Falls Blvd. Niagara Falls

 

1st Violation

Deveaux Mini Market

2649 Niagara Falls Blvd. Niagara Falls

 

1st Violation

Dollar General

1385 Nash Rd. North Tonawanda

 

1st Violation

Kenyons

2897 Main St. Newfane

 

2nd Violation

Crosby’s

7084 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Lockport

 

1st Violation

Smoke Break

2417 Pine Ave. Niagara Falls

 

1st Violation

Smokin Joes Cigar Shop

240 First St. Niagara Falls

 

1st Violation

United Gas Mart

1038 Pine Ave. Niagara Falls

 

1st Violation

Groceries and Beyond

39 Locust St. Lockport

 

1st Violation

N.T. Mobile 459 Division St. North Tonawanda   2nd Violation

 

4/1/2021-6/30/2021

Between April 1, 2021, and June 30, 2021, a total of 20 compliance checks were conducted. The following facilities were cited and fined for violations related to selling tobacco or vapor products to underage individuals:

Business

Address

 

# of Violations

Tops Express

805 Cayuga St. Lewiston

 

1st   Violation

 

 

 

 

 

1/1/2021-3/31/2021

Between January 1, 2021, and March 31, 2021, a total of 86 compliance checks were conducted. The following facilities were cited and fined for violations related to selling tobacco or vapor products to underage individuals:

Business

Address

 

# of Violations

Dollar General

6726 South Transit Rd. Lockport

 

2nd  Violation

N.T Mobil

459 Division St. North Tonawanda

 

1st Violation

 

Oliver Grill and Mini Mart

700 Oliver St. North Tonawanda

 

1st Violation

Scalise’s Grocery/Supermarket

158 Schenck St. North Tonawanda

 

1st Violation

The Corner Store

1091 Oliver St. North Tonawanda

 

1st Violation

Valero Mini Mart

1911 Ferry Ave. Niagara Falls

 

1st Violation

 

10/1/2020-12/31/2020

Business Address # of Violations
7-Eleven 6802 Buffalo Ave. Niagara Falls 2nd Violation
Diamond Fashion and Beauty 2032 Pine Ave. Niagara Falls 1st Violation
Dollar General 4201 S. Carmen Rd. Middleport 1st Violation
Kenyon’s 2897 Main St. Newfane 1st Violation
O’s Smoke Shop 1623 Pine Ave. Niagara Falls 1st Violation
Pine Fuel Station 2917 Pine Ave. Niagara Falls 1st Violation
Wet Vapes  302 Transit Rd. Lockport 1st Violation
Family Dollar 8414 Niagara Falls Blvd. NF 1st Violation
Kash Pro 1818 Pine Ave. Niagara Falls 2nd Violation

 

7/1/2020-9/30/2020

Between July 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020, a total of 69 compliance checks were conducted. The following facilities were cited and fined for violations related to selling tobacco or vapor products to underage individuals:

Business Address # of Violations
Five Loaves Mini-Mart 233 Clinton St. Lockport 2nd   Violation
East Side Market 1577 Lockport St. Olcott   2nd Violation
Pipe Dreamer’s Smoke Shop 49 Locust St. Lockport 1st Violation
Sunset Mini-Mart 4815 Sunset Dr. Lockport 1st Violation
Tops #21 5827 South Transit Rd. Lockport 1st Violation
Dollar General 4015 Lake Ave. Lockport 1st Violation

 

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