You'll soon see tobacco products stripped from the shelves of Albany pharmacies.
The Albany County Legislature passed a law Monday evening that prohibits the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products and e-cigarettes at pharmacies.
After the law goes through the state channels, pharmacies will have 3 months to remove products from their shelves. Anyone caught selling after that could be hit with a $500-a-day violation fee.
Twenty-eight thousand New Yorkers die every year from smoking-related issues. Supporters say this law is one way to curb that health crisis.