ECC Demands Action Against Tobacco and Vaping Establishments on Central Park Avenue

Public Health Law Article 13-F Section 1399-DD-1 restricts the public display of tobacco and vaping product advertisements and the display of smoking paraphernalia within 500 feet of a school in New York City and within 1,500 feet of a school in the rest of the state. 

The Westchester County Board of Health is the enforcement agency for this law.

The ECC demands action be taken against 3 establishments that have publicly advertised tobacco and vaping products within 1,500 feet of Seely Place Elementary School or Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School in the last month. These establishments are: 

·         BP Station at 610 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale, NY 10583 (Parcel ID 8.410-299-5) (property line approximately 265 feet from Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School)

·         Cloud House Smoke Shop at 760 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale, NY 10583 (Parcel ID 8.460-329-3) (property line approximately 430 feet from Seely Place Elementary School)

·         Scarsdale Convenience at 455 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale, NY 10583 (Parcel ID 8.350-252-2) (property line approximately 610 feet from Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School)

At its June 6th meeting, the ECC passed a resolution requesting the Town of Greenburgh to adopt a new zoning ordinance restricting the sale of tobacco and vaping products within 1,500 feet of a school. In response to the ECC’s prior advocacy, yesterday the Town of Greenburgh cited Cloud House Smoke Shop for violations for the installation of merchandise without a certificate of occupancy, installation of displays/illumination in windows, and general noxious/offensive use. Additionally, the Town of Greenburgh cited the BP Station for violations for the installation of displays/illumination in windows.

The ECC is eager to work with its members, the Town of Greenburgh, and Westchester County to make Edgemont a safe and healthy place for our children and families. If you are interested in joining the ECC in this advocacy initiative, please sign on to this petition.

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