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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