New York City has lifted the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes by 24% to $13, while also capping the amount of tobacco sellers.
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the laws on Monday effectively establishing a retail license fee for sellers of electronic cigarettes and nearly doubling the licensing fee for tobacco retailers to $200.
Bloomberg first reported the news.
The city is also mandating that apartment buildings of three or more units must create specific smoking policies, while prohibiting smoking in all public areas.
Beginning in 2018, pharmacies will be barred from selling tobacco as their licenses expire.
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