Price of Cigarettes in New York City Rises to All-Time High

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The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs will be enforcing the new minimum price rule along with regular inspections of licensed tobacco retailers. If a business if found to be selling a package of cigarettes for less than $13, it could be subject to a $1,000 civil penalty for the first violation, $2,000 for a second violation and $5,000 for a third within five years of the first violation.

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