New York Court Upholds Ban On Outdoor Smoking In ParksA ban on outdoor smoking in New York parks was upheld Wednesday by a midlevel court, reversing a judge and dismissing a challenge filed by a smokers' rights group.
N.J. Senate Passes Bill Altering Penalties For Smoking In Public Advocates say the change is a way to levy penalties without consuming as much time in the municipal court system.
Belmar Beaches, Boardwalk To Go Smoke-Free As Of Memorial DayA year-round smoking ban in the Jersey Shore town will take effect on Memorial Day weekend. Electronic cigarettes are not part of the ban.
New Jersey Weighs Smoking Ban At Beaches, ParksThe bill is designed to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke at beaches and parks, cut down on litter and improve fire safety in those public areas. Smoking would still be allowed in parking lots near beaches and parks.
Smokers' Group Sues Hudson River Park Trust Over Smoking BanThe 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.
Woman Protests Bloomberg's Policies By Lighting Cigarette Inside City HallAs 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.
Judge Orders NY State Parks To Halt Outdoor Smoking BanState 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.
Starbucks To Ban Smoking Within 25 Feet Of CafesThe Seattle-based chain said it will start banning smoking within 25 feet of its stores, beginning Saturday.
Bloomberg Proposes 'Hide The Cigs' Legislation To Combat Youth SmokingUnder 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.
Lawmaker Seeks Ban On Smoking While Driving With Small ChildrenUnder the measure, it would be illegal to smoke with a child 6 or younger in the car.
State University Of New York To Ban Smoking On All Campuses Starting In 2014An unprecedented smoking ban on dozens of college campuses in New York State was announced Wednesday. In other words, it’s time for college kids to butt out!
New York Parks Department Bans Smoking At Playgrounds, PoolsParks officials say that will protect children and others from the dangers of secondhand smoke and reduce litter from discarded cigarettes.