According to officials, the 95-cent tax would generate an additional $50 million in tax revenue for the state. The cigarette tax is currently $3.40 per pack in the state/
Some merchants on Wednesday were protesting against the idea of raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes in New York City, saying it would severely damage their bottom line.
Tobacco products would be required to be kept in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in any other concealed location.
Under the new legislation, sellers would be required to keep tobacco products out of sight except during a purchase by an adult consumer or during restocking.
City To Receive $2.4 Million Settlement From FedEx Ground Over Alleged Contraband Cigarette Deliveries
The city sued FedEx Ground for accepting packages from a Kentucky company called CigarettesDirect2U, which helped New Yorkers evade high cigarette taxes by shipping untaxed cartons from out-of-state.
It’s one of more than a dozen malls owned Pyramid Management Group that is now 100 percent tobacco free, part of a new policy that began on Thursday.
A number of Senators are asking the Justice Department to appeal the court ruling that found tobacco companies can’t be compelled to label cigarettes with graphic photos of ailments that may afflict long term smokers.
Nearly two dozen people have been arrested for allegedly buying and distributing untaxed cigarettes, evading over $2 million in city and state taxes.
New York City is shutting down two roll your own cigarette stores – one on Staten Island and the other in Chinatown, alleging disregard of tax statutes in violation of the federal contraband trafficking act.
“A gang of police officers who should have been keeping guns off the street — instead smuggled 20 firearms into the city,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said at a news conference today.
Police on Long Island say three people stole beer, cigarettes, and dozens of lottery tickets from a Williston Park store.
According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 90-percent of Americans suffering from addiction started using before the age of 18.
Supreme Court Justice Donna Siwek rejected a challenge by the Seneca Indian Nation to the regulations adopted by the Tax Department to govern the collections.
An old ice cream truck parked at the side of a Sonoco gas station at the border of Port Chester and Connecticut has many residents smoking mad.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is suing six website operators, accusing them of illegally selling cigarettes to state residents.