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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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NYC Busts Roll Your Own Cigarette Stores

New York City is shutting down two roll your own cigarette stores – one on Staten Island and the other in Chinatown, alleging disregard of tax statutes in violation of the federal contraband trafficking act.

12/25/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg with anchor Michael Wallace in WCBS Newsradio 880 Studio 11A - New York, NY - Dec 8, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Talks Cabs, Education, More In Interview At WCBS 880’s New Studios

Bloomberg visited WCBS Newsradio 880’s new studios at 345 Hudson Street this morning and participated in an extensive interview with anchors Michael Wallace and Pat Carroll, as well as veteran political reporter Rich Lamb.

12/08/2011

The neonatal intensive care unit at New York University Medical Center. (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Empire State Building Going Purple For World Prematurity Day

Each year, a half million babies in the U.S. are born premature.

11/17/2011

A train is seen at the Long Island Rail Road station - Great Neck, NY - Jun 6, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

First Weekday For LIRR, Metro-North Smoking Ban

Many commuters may be able to breathe a little easier while waiting for the train today.

11/14/2011

A woman smoked in the Times Square pedestrian plaza - New York, NY - May 23, 2011 (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

New York City Smoking Rate Down To 14 Percent

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that there are 450,000 fewer adult smokers in New York City than there were nine years ago.

09/15/2011

Former New Jersey Gov. Dick Codey is interviewed by Wayne Cabot - New York, NY - Aug 4, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Former New Jersey Gov. Dick Codey Talks Corruption, Presidential Politics, And More

Codey, never shy to speak his mind, didn’t disappoint when he stopped by WCBS Newsradio 880’s studios and spoke at length with afternoon drive anchor Wayne Cabot.

08/04/2011

A no smoking sign in the Times Square pedestrian plaza - New York, NY - May 23, 2011 (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Only One Ticket Issued Since NYC Parks Smoking Ban Went Into Effect

New York City parks commissioner Adrian Benepe insists the city is committed to keeping new smoke-free zones smoke-free.

07/01/2011

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

NYC Taking ‘Inform On Your Friends’ Approach To Outdoor Smoking Ban

Don’t even think of smoking in New York City parks and plazas or you’ll get burned. The city’s outdoor smoking ban went into effect Monday, but in one park officials took a ”make love not war” approach to banning the butts.

05/23/2011

Group: Seaside Park Has Toughest Restrictions On Public Smoking In N.J.

Smokers will not be permitted to light up on Seaside Park’s beach, boardwalk, fishing piers and parks.

05/20/2011

Hookah Bar (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Paterson, N.J. Increases Inspections Of Hookah Bars

Several towns in north Jersey are trying to crackdown on certain smoking lounges, which have turned into teenage hangouts.

05/17/2011

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