Russ Sciandra

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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.

05/31/2012

A woman smokes in a Times Square pedestrian island on September 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NY Gov. Cuomo’s Budget Cuts Anti-Smoking Effort, Says Advocates

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.

01/25/2012

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Study: NY Drops Among States In Anti-Smoking Funding

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.

11/26/2010