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Someone smokes a cigarette in the pedestrian plaza located in Times Square. (Credit: Getty Images)

Survey: Fewer NJ Teens Having Sex, Smoking, Drinking

The 2013 results show 39 percent of students surveyed had at least one drink of alcohol in the last 30 days, down from 56 percent in 2001.

06/18/2014

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

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.

06/13/2014

Kyle Stamm smokes an electronic cigarette at Henley Vaporium in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

NY Senate Debating Public Ban On E-Cigarettes

The Senate Health Committee panel heard testimony Monday from health experts who said that the nicotine liquid and the vapor e-cigarettes produce could be hazardous to both consumers and the public.

05/12/2014

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

New Legislation Takes Aim At Smoking At NJ Beaches

State Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney beachgoers should not have to sit next to smokers when they return to the Jersey Shore this summer.

04/25/2014

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

Suffolk County Executive Signs Bill Raising Tobacco Purchase Age To 21

The bill, which was passed last month by the Suffolk County Legislature, also includes a ban on selling e-cigarettes to anyone under 21.

04/14/2014

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

Suffolk County Lawmakers Vote To Raise Tobacco Purchase Age To 21

Last year, New York City became the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.

03/19/2014

Packs of cigarettes are displayed on a shelf at a CVS store on Feb. 6, 2014, in Greenbrae, California. CVS Caremark has announced it will no longer sell tobacco products. (credit: Getty Images)

28 States Ask Major Pharmacy Chains To End Tobacco Sales

They have written to the chief executives of Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Safeway and Kroger, urging them to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.

03/17/2014

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

Woman Protests Bloomberg’s Policies By Lighting Cigarette Inside City Hall

As 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.

12/30/2013

A smoker uses an e-cigarette, the battery-powered device designed as an alternative to cigarettes
(file/credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Council Approves Ban On Indoor E-Cigarette Use

The New York City Council approved legislation Thursday to ban the use of electronic cigarettes from indoor public spaces where smoking is already prohibited.

12/19/2013

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

Suffolk County Health Department Backs Raising To Tobacco Purchase Age To 21

Just days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21, a similar effort has launched in Suffolk County.

11/21/2013

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

E-Cigarette (file/credit: Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images)

MTA Extends Commuter Train Smoking Ban To E-Cigarettes

Smoking is not allowed on Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains, and officials have decided electronic cigarettes are included in that ban.

07/14/2013

Cigarette Smoking (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: 9/11 Led People To Start Smoking Again

Roughly one million people who had kicked the habit went back to smoking because of the stress of 9/11, according to a newly published report.

06/21/2013

The Revel casino is seen from the boardwalk in Atlantic City (file / creidt: Dough4872 via Wikipedia)

Smoking Now Allowed In Atlantic City Casino Revel

Revel emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week. The move to allow smoking was part of the casino’s rebranding effort.

05/28/2013

Anthony Weiner (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Weiner Unveils Some Ideas He Says Will Change New York City For The Better

A new war on smokers was launched on Thursday. Not by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but by the man who wants to replace him, Anthony Weiner.

05/23/2013

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