The Wall Street Journal reports that the ban also includes businesses that contain pharmacies, such as supermarkets and big-box stores.
The city’s health department says the change will affect about 500 pharmacies currently selling tobacco products.
The new rules follow a ban on electronic cigarette sales at pharmacies which took effect in late August.
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But a deputy health commissioner, Sonia Angell, says it’s important for pharmacies to promote health.
Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com