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.


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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.


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Palisades Center In West Nyack Goes Tobacco Free

It’s one of more than a dozen malls owned Pyramid Management Group that is now 100 percent tobacco free, part of a new policy that began on Thursday.


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Senators Blumenthal, Lautenberg Back Graphic Cigarette Labels

A number of Senators are asking the Justice Department to appeal the court ruling that found tobacco companies can’t be compelled to label cigarettes with graphic photos of ailments that may afflict long term smokers.


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Brooklyn District Attorney: 23 Arrested For Selling Untaxed Cigarettes

Nearly two dozen people have been arrested for allegedly buying and distributing untaxed cigarettes, evading over $2 million in city and state taxes.


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NYC Busts Roll Your Own Cigarette Stores

New York City is shutting down two roll your own cigarette stores – one on Staten Island and the other in Chinatown, alleging disregard of tax statutes in violation of the federal contraband trafficking act.


U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II))

NYPD Officers Arrested In Connection With Gun Smuggling Take Down

“A gang of police officers who should have been keeping guns off the street — instead smuggled 20 firearms into the city,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said at a news conference today.


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Winning Tickets Not So Lucky For Long Island Lottery Thieves

Police on Long Island say three people stole beer, cigarettes, and dozens of lottery tickets from a Williston Park store.


Study: Drug Addiction Among Teens On The Rise

According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 90-percent of Americans suffering from addiction started using before the age of 18.


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Judge Lifts Tax Collection Ban For Cigarettes Sold On Indian Reservations

Supreme Court Justice Donna Siwek rejected a challenge by the Seneca Indian Nation to the regulations adopted by the Tax Department to govern the collections.


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Port Chester Group Fights Ex-Ice Cream Truck Selling Cigarettes

An old ice cream truck parked at the side of a Sonoco gas station at the border of Port Chester and Connecticut has many residents smoking mad.


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AG Schneiderman Sues Online Tobacco Sites

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is suing six website operators, accusing them of illegally selling cigarettes to state residents.


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CUNY Trustees Vote To Ban Smoking On Campuses

Since CUNY cannot forbid smoking on city sidewalks, the smoking ban will be felt more on campuses with large green spaces like Queens College and City College.


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Bloomberg Sues WA Tobacco Co. Over Cigarette Taxes

Mayor Bloomberg’s administration is suing a tobacco company in Washington state,accusing it of illegally selling and distributing untaxed cigarettes in New York.


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Sting Op Uncovers Illegal Cigarette Sales On Reservation

New York City investigators secretly videotaped cigarette dealers on a Long Island Indian reservation illegally selling untaxed smokes for re-sale at city bodegas, officials said Thursday.