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Jersey City Cop Admits To Stealing, Extorting From Government Informant

A Jersey City police officer admitted Friday that he stole more than half a million cigarettes, and extorted $20,000, from a person he thought was a drug courier.

05/30/2014

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Police: N.J. Man Crashed Car After Woman Refused To Buy Him Cigarettes

Kenneth Lee Price Jr. was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving while suspended/causing serious bodily injury.

04/30/2014

West Village Gas Station Theft Suspect

Police: Man Stole Cigarettes From West Village Gas Station, Stabbed Employee In Hand

Police on Wednesday were searching for a suspect who stole a pack of cigarettes from a West Village gas station mart and stabbed an employee in the hand.

04/09/2014

Legislator Carrie Solages and community leaders in front of a convenience store in Elmont (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Community Leaders, Others Call On Nassau County To Raise Age On Sale Of Tobacco Products

Some community and Democratic leaders on Long Island are calling on Nassau County to quickly join New York City and Suffolk County in raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21.

04/04/2014

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CVS Caremark Plans To Stop Sales Of Tobacco Products

The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1.

02/05/2014

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NYC Sues FedEx Over Deliveries Of Untaxed Cigarettes

FedEx knowingly violated the terms of a settlement when it delivered tons of untaxed cigarettes to New York City residents, the city government alleges in a civil lawsuit filed Monday.

12/30/2013

Brooklyn Store Robbery Suspect

Police Search For 2 Suspects In String Of Brooklyn Store Robberies

Police on Monday were asking the public to help them find two men wanted in the robberies of three stores in southern Brooklyn.

11/25/2013

FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Signs NYC Ban Of Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under 21

The legislation makes New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.

11/19/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

City Council Votes To Raise Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

It’s the latest effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to target the cigarette industry. New York would become the first major city to raise the age for buying cigarettes.

10/30/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

Report: Bloomberg Administration Drops ‘Hide The Cigs’ Legislation

The Bloomberg administration has dropped piece of legislation that would have kept cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, according to a published report.

10/28/2013

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Anti-Smoking Advocates Urge Conn. Lawmakers To Raise Cigarette Tax By Nearly $1

According to officials, the 95-cent tax would generate an additional $50 million in tax revenue for the state. The cigarette tax is currently $3.40 per pack in the state/

05/15/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

Merchants: Raising Minimum Age To Buy Cigarettes Would Devastate Business

Some merchants on Wednesday were protesting against the idea of raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes in New York City, saying it would severely damage their bottom line.

05/01/2013

Bodega Association spokesman Fernando Mateo (L) and Bodega Association President Ramon Murphy speak out about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-smoking proposal on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Bodega Owners Fear ‘Hide The Cigs’ Legislation Would Hurt Business

Tobacco products would be required to be kept in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in any other concealed location.

03/19/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley propose ban on tobacco product displays (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bloomberg Proposes ‘Hide The Cigs’ Legislation To Combat Youth Smoking

Under the new legislation, sellers would be required to keep tobacco products out of sight except during a purchase by an adult consumer or during restocking.

03/18/2013

Cigarette smoking

City To Receive $2.4 Million Settlement From FedEx Ground Over Alleged Contraband Cigarette Deliveries

The city sued FedEx Ground for accepting packages from a Kentucky company called CigarettesDirect2U, which helped New Yorkers evade high cigarette taxes by shipping untaxed cartons from out-of-state.

03/16/2013

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