Albany County Legislature says “YES!” to tobacco-free pharmacies

Written by Theresa Zubretsky on May 16, 2018

On Monday evening in a 26-11 vote, the Albany County Legislature passed a local law prohibiting pharmacies and stores containing pharmacies to sell tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices. Ending the sale of tobacco in pharmacies is one of the ways in which communities have acted to help reinforce the message that tobacco and health don’t mix.

Join us in saying “Thank You” to the Albany County Legislature. Visit the Albany County Legislature website for contact information or visit the Albany County Board of Elections website.

The measure will now go to the desk of County Executive Dan McCoy who has 30 days to sign, veto or do nothing in which case it will become law at the end of the 30 days. The County Executive’s Office will schedule their own public hearing and we’ll provide details when they become available.

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Albany County to vote May 14 on ending sale of tobacco in pharmacies

Written by Theresa Zubretsky on May 7, 2018

The Albany County Legislature will be voting on Monday, May 14, on a local law that would end the sale of tobacco in pharmacies and in stores that contain a pharmacy.

If you live in Albany County, let your legislator know what YOU think.

Local legislators are eager to hear from their constituents on issues that are important to them. If you live in Albany County, contact your local legislator with your view on this issue. Visit the Albany County Legislature website for contact information. If you’re not sure who your local legislator is, you can find out here.

You can also share your views during the public comment period which begins at 6:30 pm in the Legislative Chambers of the County Courthouse followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm.

For more information about tobacco-free pharmacies, visit the Tobacco-Free Pharmacies page of our website.