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.
Anti-smoking advocates said Tuesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget would continue to cut help for smokers to quit, even as it takes advantage of their habit by raising the tax on cigars and loose tobacco used in rolled cigarettes.
The Center for a Tobacco Free New York said there is a direct relationship between funding and smoking. The center’s Russ Sciandra says that when the anti-smoking TV ads stop, the number of smokers rises.