Audrey Silk

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Advocacy Group Files Lawsuit Against NYC E-Cigarette Ban

The NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment said Tuesday it filed the papers in state Supreme Court.


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Smokers’ Group Sues Hudson River Park Trust Over Smoking Ban

The lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan by Audrey Silk and her New York City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment was made public Wednesday.


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Woman Protests Bloomberg’s Policies By Lighting Cigarette Inside City Hall

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill banning e-cigarette use indoors as one of the last pieces of legislation he approved, an opponent protested Bloomberg’s policies by lighting up a real cigarette right inside City Hall.


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Judge Orders NY State Parks To Halt Outdoor Smoking Ban

State Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia said the February rules establishing no-smoking areas at various parks isn’t supported by any policy set by the Legislature.


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Report: City To Offer ‘Bounty’ To Ban Smoking In Apartments

Smoking has been banned in New York City restaurants since 1995, in bars since 2002, and in parks and beaches since last year. Now, the city is reportedly offering community boards rewards of $10,000 to convince landlords to ban smoking in apartments.


Group Stages ‘Smoke-In’ At Brighton Beach To Protest NYC’s New Smoking Ban

Smokers will be intentionally breaking the law and lighting up in protest of New York City’s new smoking ban.


Brooklyn Woman Defiantly Grows Own Tobacco

One woman, tired of high prices, is taking cigarette making into her own hands.