N.Y. Public Health Law Section 1399-MM-1
Sale of flavored products prohibited


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For the purposes of this section “flavored” shall mean any vapor product intended or reasonably expected to be used with or for the consumption of nicotine, with a distinguishable taste or aroma, other than the taste or aroma of tobacco, imparted either prior to or during consumption of such product or a component part thereof, including but not limited to tastes or aromas relating to any fruit, chocolate, vanilla, honey, candy, cocoa, dessert, alcoholic beverage, mint, wintergreen, menthol, herb or spice, or any concept flavor that imparts a taste or aroma that is distinguishable from tobacco flavor but may not relate to any particular known flavor. A vapor product intended or reasonably expected to be used with or for the consumption of nicotine, shall be presumed to be flavored if a product’s retailer, manufacturer, or a manufacturer’s agent or employee has made a statement or claim directed to consumers or the public, whether expressed or implied, that such product or device has a distinguishable taste or aroma other than the taste or aroma of tobacco.

2.

No vapor products dealer, or any agent or employee of a vapor products dealer, shall sell or offer for sale at retail in the state any flavored vapor product intended or reasonably expected to be used with or for the consumption of nicotine.

3.

Any vapor products dealer, or any agent or employee of a vapor products dealer, who violates the provisions of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than one hundred dollars for each individual package of flavored vapor product intended or reasonably expected to be used with or for the consumption of nicotine sold or offered for sale, provided, however, that with respect to a manufacturer, it shall be an affirmative defense to a finding of violation pursuant to this section that such sale or offer of sale, as applicable, occurred without the knowledge, consent, authorization, or involvement, direct or indirect, of such manufacturer. Violations of this section shall be enforced pursuant to section thirteen hundred ninety-nine-ff of this article, except that any person may submit a complaint to an enforcement officer that a violation of this section has occurred.

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The provisions of this section shall not apply to any vapor products dealer, or any agent or employee of a vapor products dealer, who sells or offers for sale, or who possess with intent to sell or offer for sale, any flavored vapor product intended or reasonably expected to be used with or for the consumption of nicotine that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized to legally market as defined under 21 U.S.C. § 387j and that has received a premarket review approval order under 21 U.S.C. § 387j(c) et seq.

Source: Section 1399-MM-1 — Sale of flavored products prohibited, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/1399-MM-1 (updated May 22, 2020; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
May 22, 2020

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