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Office of Health Education

Building C016, William J. Lindsay County Complex

Office of Health Education: Tobacco Enforcement Unit

Hauppauge NY, 11788


Tobacco Health Education Map

Tobacco Vendor Education Program

Suffolk County Laws regarding Sale and Use of Tobacco Products, E-Cigarettes, Liquid Nicotine and Like Products


Liquid Nicotine Warning Requirement

Beginning June 21, 2015, any person operating a place of business that sells liquid nicotine shall post signage warning of the dangers of liquid nicotine in a conspicuous place at the register where liquid nicotine may be purchased. (Resolution 2174-2014, Suffolk County, New York.)

Liquid Nicotine Warning sign

Sale of Tobacco Products to Individuals under Age 21 Prohibited

As of January 1, 2015, any person operating a place of business wherein tobacco products or herbal cigarettes are sold or offered for sale is prohibited from selling such products, herbal cigarettes, rolling papers or pipes to individuals under 21 years of age, and shall post, in a conspicuous place, a sign upon which there shall be imprinted a statement regarding this law. (Local Law 185-2014, Suffolk County, New York)

New signs will be available soon.

Temporary signage is available - HERE

Smoking/Vaping Prohibited in Public Places

Since 2009, it has been illegal to use e-cigarettes and similar products in public places where traditional forms of smoking are banned. (Local Law 29-2009 Suffolk County, New York.)

Smoking/Vaping Prohibited sign

Hookah Warning Statement

Since 2011, any person operating a Retail Tobacco Establishment that allows Hookah smoking shall post in a conspicuous place, a sign upon which there shall be imprinted a Health Warning. (Suffolk County Sanitary Code 760-1106)

Health Warning sign for Hookah Smoking


Anyone who violates these requirements may be fined a minimum of $300.

Schedule of Tobacco Vendor Education Classes

Suffolk County Department of Health Services

Office of Health Education: Tobacco Enforcement Unit

North County Complex

725 Veterans Memorial Highway

Building C016

Hauppauge, NY 11788




Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Monday, December 10, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.




Vendor Education Classes are now ONLINE!

Come to the live class on the above dates OR take the class online at:



It is required that at least one employee from every business location obtain a Suffolk County Tobacco Vendor Education Certificate every 3 years. Either this course or the online course will fulfill this requirement. Neither of these courses count as the optional New York State certified Tobacco Sales Education course necessary for point reduction. If you wish to obtain more information on this optional course, it will be available at the class.

Effective January 2017, a $50 fee will be collected for the renewal of the Tobacco Vendor Education Certificate. Vendors are encouraged to have all employees attend a class or complete the on-line course. One can send as many employees as they wish for the $50 fee. There is no additional fee beyond the renewal fee for the facility.


Fill out the class registration form and mail it to the address at the top of the form

Tobacco Vendor Training Course Registration Form


Fax your registration to 631-853-2958


Please call 631-853-3162 after sending in your registration form to confirm that the office has received it as well as to confirm that availability of the date chosen.

Those who are not confirmed will NOT be admitted into the class.






PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: 725 Veterans Highway, Smithtown, NY 11787 for G.P.S. or Mapquest. We are in Building C016 which is a one story white building. It is in the middle of Building 50 (IT) and Building 17 (Consumer Affairs / Dept. of Labor). Enter by the brown sign that reads "SC Dept. of Health Services, Office of Health Education". The classroom will be on the left.