New Haven Launches Citywide Stop-Smoking EffortMayor Toni Harp said perhaps as many as one in every five people in New Haven smoke and she's now making it more difficult to light up.
NJ Assembly To Vote On Raising Cigarette Buying Age To 21"This is about good public health policy," said Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, D-Englewood, who is co-sponsoring the bill.
Suffolk Lawmakers Approve Smoking Ban In Common Areas At Apartment ComplexesViolators would face a $250 fine. Repeat offenders could be fined up to $1,000 or sentenced to six months in jail.
Number Of Smokers In New York City Up, Anti-Smoking Funding DownThe number of smokers in New York City has risen, as government spending to fight the habit has dropped.
Connecticut Reconsiders Ban On Smoking In Cars With KidsConnecticut lawmakers are again considering a bill that would prevent people from smoking in a motor vehicle when there's a young child inside.
Commuter Advocate: Banning Smoking On CT Railroad Platforms Is A Step Too FarWhile an effort to ban smoking on railroad station platforms is underway in Connecticut, one commuter advocate thinks it's a step too far.
Newark Bans Smoking In City Parks, Rec FacilitiesNewark Mayor Ras Baraka on Thursday signed an ordinance into law that bans smoking in city parks and recreation facilities, or within 50 feet of municipal building entrances, exits, windows and ventilators.
Health Department Data Show Spike In Number Of Smokers In New York CityIn an effort to combat the rise in smoking, city officials are launching a new anti-smoking ad campaign called "Imagine for Life.''
Englewood, N.J. Raises Tobacco Purchase Age To 21Englewood, New Jersey became the first town in the state to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products to 21.
Survey: Fewer NJ Teens Having Sex, Smoking, DrinkingThe 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.
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.
NY Senate Debating Public Ban On E-CigarettesThe 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.