Smoking bans were enacted in several parts of Hudson and Bergen Counties this week and the reaction has been mixed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York’s Legislature has voted to ban selling electronic cigarettes to minors.
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.
“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.
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.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a bill that would require apartment buildings to adopt a written policy on where smoking is or is not allowed both inside and outside of apartment buildings and share it with literally everyone.
A number of Senators are asking the Justice Department to appeal the court ruling that found tobacco companies can’t be compelled to label cigarettes with graphic photos of ailments that may afflict long term smokers.
A U.S. Surgeon General’s report due to be released March 8 will come down hard on states that have cut anti-smoking funds in tough fiscal times, according to Terry Pechacek of the CDC.
Nothing has ever held Alex Alazraki back, not even a lack of arms and legs. “No” just isn’t in the Long Island man’s vocabulary.
He doesn’t like the salt on the margarita glass and has fought against the fat in the Kahlua and cream. But was Mayor Michael Bloomberg really thinking of trying to shut the tap on the bar business as the New York Post reported?