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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

Cigarette Smoking (file/credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Lawmakers Eye Raising Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

New York City’s push to raise the tobacco purchase age has now spread across the Hudson River.

05/16/2013

Cigarette Smoking (file/credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Smoking Advocates Urge Conn. Lawmakers To Raise Cigarette Tax By Nearly $1

According to officials, the 95-cent tax would generate an additional $50 million in tax revenue for the state. The cigarette tax is currently $3.40 per pack in the state/

05/15/2013

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

New York City Proposing Raising Age For Tobacco Purchases To 21

On Monday it was personal. Queens Councilman James Gennaro teared up as he joined Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley to sponsor a bill to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products in New York City.

04/22/2013

Bodega Association spokesman Fernando Mateo (L) and Bodega Association President Ramon Murphy speak out about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-smoking proposal on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Bodega Owners Fear ‘Hide The Cigs’ Legislation Would Hurt Business

Tobacco products would be required to be kept in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in any other concealed location.

03/19/2013

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Hudson County, Several Towns Enact Smoking Bans To Mixed Reaction

Smoking bans were enacted in several parts of Hudson and Bergen Counties this week and the reaction has been mixed.

03/15/2013

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Connecticut Lawmaker Calls For Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids

It is illegal to text or talk on a cell phone and drive in Connecticut, and now if one state lawmaker has his way, there will also be restrictions on smoking and driving.

02/19/2013

Cigarette Smoking (file/credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: City To Offer ‘Bounty’ To Ban Smoking In Apartments

Smoking has been banned in New York City restaurants since 1995, in bars since 2002, and in parks and beaches since last year. Now, the city is reportedly offering community boards rewards of $10,000 to convince landlords to ban smoking in apartments.

12/16/2012

Cigarette Smoking (file/credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

Social Media & The Quest To Quit Smoking

We all know that smoking is unhealthy – even deadly. Though 69 percent of smokers say they want to quit, it isn’t easy. The Internet, especially social media, is becoming a big aid in the quest to quit smoking.

08/01/2012

Latch On NYC Breastfeeding Campaign (credit: NYC Health Dept.)

Mayor Bloomberg Declares War On Baby Formula

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned smoking in New York City parks and is trying to ban the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces. But he already has his sights on his next target: baby formula.

07/30/2012

Cigarette Smoking (file/credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

Smokers’ Rights Group Sues To Remove No-Smoking Signs At NY Parks

NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment said the signs are misleading since the Cuomo administration in May suspended planned restrictions that would be enforced with a potential disorderly conduct ticket.

07/02/2012

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

NY Legislature Votes To Ban Sale of E-Cigarettes To Minors

New York’s Legislature has voted to ban selling electronic cigarettes to minors.

06/21/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg: Time For Buildings To Convert To Cleaner Fuels

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that now is the perfect time for buildings to convert to cleaner heating fuels and the city wants to help them do it, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

06/14/2012

A sign indicating the smoking ban in Battery Park - New York, NY - May 23, 2011 (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City Says Park Smoking Ban Is Working

“Smoking in parks is now down two-thirds and we now have less litter at our beaches and playgrounds,” Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley told.

05/27/2012

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Nina In New York: Apartment Hunting Just Got Even Harder

To me, it seems like it would be better to allow all those who smoke cigarettes to spread out evenly across the city rather than ghettoizing them into designated buildings.

04/20/2012

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