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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

Report: Atlantic City Having Trouble Enforcing Casino Smoking Ban

After nearly banning smoking altogether at casinos, the city imposed the partial ban in 2007. The change of heart came when the economy crashed and casinos feared a complete smoking ban would cost them more customers.

04/24/2011

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Police: Man Stabs Woman With Pen At Chambers Street Subway Station

A woman was stabbed in the head with a pen by a homeless man during the morning rush at Chambers Street subway station Tuesday, police said.

04/19/2011

Brooklyn Woman Defiantly Grows Own Tobacco

One woman, tired of high prices, is taking cigarette making into her own hands.

02/25/2011

Has NYC Gone Too Far By Banning Smoking In Parks?

Smokers have yielded as places to puff have diminished over the years, but many of them and even some nonsmokers are saying the city has gone too far this time.

02/20/2011

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AG Schneiderman Sues Online Tobacco Sites

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is suing six website operators, accusing them of illegally selling cigarettes to state residents.

02/03/2011

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CUNY Trustees Vote To Ban Smoking On Campuses

Since CUNY cannot forbid smoking on city sidewalks, the smoking ban will be felt more on campuses with large green spaces like Queens College and City College.

01/25/2011

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Lung Association: NY Not Doing Enough To Curb Smoking

The Association’s ninth annual State of Tobacco Control report evaluates whether states are doing what the group considers enough to protect people against the health problems associated with tobacco use.

01/21/2011

Passengers wait to board a Metro-North Railroad train at the Fordham Rd. station - Bronx, NY - Dec 21, 2005 - Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Jaffe: Ban Smoking On Metro-North, LIRR Platforms

Rockland County Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffe is proposing a ban on smoking on Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Railroad platforms where she says you are bound to get a face full of second hand smoke.

01/20/2011

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7 Steps To Living Healthy In New Year

Americans are only one week into the new year, and it’s not too late to get started on New Year’s Resolutions. Furthermore, why not make the New Year’s Resolutions permanent resolutions? No matter what day it is, it’s never too late to start a healthy routine.

01/07/2011

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Judge: NYC Cannot Use Grotesque Anti-Tobacco Ads

The city’s campaign to scare smokers with grotesque images of decaying teeth or a diseased lung wherever tobacco products are sold was struck down Wednesday by a federal judge.

12/29/2010

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Poor Marks For CT, NJ In Smoking Prevention

New York, on the other hand, was ranked in the top half on the list.

11/18/2010

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Groton Sub Base Starts Stop-Smoking Programs

Navy officials say they’ve begun smoking cessation programs at the Groton submarine base and removed smoking areas from subs based a the site to prepare for a smoking ban taking effect New Year’s Eve.

11/14/2010

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N.Y. Smokers Call Ban Proposal Gov’t Interference

Mayor Bloomberg said he will pursue extending NYC’s smoking ban to beaches, parks and even the public plaza in Times Square.

09/15/2010

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Bloomberg Mulling Over Smoking Ban At NYC Parks, Beaches

Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-smoking crusade could be coming to a city park or public beach near you, a plan plenty of people say crosses the line.

08/22/2010

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