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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

A man holds a cigarette - Dec 15, 2008 - Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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
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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

A man smokes outside of a building (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Proposes New Smoking Legislation For Residential 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.

04/18/2012

Cigarette Label Mockup (credit: FDA via Getty Images)

Senators Blumenthal, Lautenberg Back Graphic Cigarette Labels

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.

03/08/2012

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States Called On To Restore Funding For Anti-Smoking Efforts

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.

02/25/2012

Alex Alazraki is seen at Abilities - Albertson, NY - Jan 18, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Long Island Man Conquers Amazing Challenges And Turns 93

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.

01/18/2012

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Health Department Group Seeking Proposals To Limit Alcohol Sales In NYC

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?

01/11/2012

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