A Rikers Island correction officer was convicted Friday of smuggling drugs and other items into the jail.
On Monday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed into law a measure raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19 to 21. It takes effect on Jan. 1.
Some community and Democratic leaders on Long Island are calling on Nassau County to quickly join New York City and Suffolk County in raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21.
The NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment said Tuesday it filed the papers in state Supreme Court.
The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1.
The bill’s sponsors say allowing e-cigarettes in places where tobacco cigarettes are banned threatens “effective enforcement” of the smoking ban and sends the wrong message to children that smoking is safe.
The legislation makes New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.
It’s the latest effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to target the cigarette industry. New York would become the first major city to raise the age for buying cigarettes.
During his weekly radio show, Bloomberg shared secrets of his success, discussed President Obama & tobacco legislation, and said he’s not surprised by the stop and frisk veto override.
If you think New Jersey is all about factories, beaches, and where the Jets and Giants play, then you need to take a One Tank Trip to Hillsborough and find out why it’s called the Garden State.
New York City’s push to raise the tobacco purchase age has now spread across the Hudson River.
Some merchants on Wednesday were protesting against the idea of raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes in New York City, saying it would severely damage their bottom line.
On Sunday, State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal announced state legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products.
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.
Tobacco products would be required to be kept in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in any other concealed location.