tobacco

FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Nassau Lawmaker Wants To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Like Suffolk County, NYC

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.

04/15/2014

Legislator Carrie Solages and community leaders in front of a convenience store in Elmont (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Community Leaders, Others Call On Nassau County To Raise Age On Sale Of Tobacco Products

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.

04/04/2014

A woman smokes an e-cigarette. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Advocacy Group Files Lawsuit Against NYC E-Cigarette Ban

The NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment said Tuesday it filed the papers in state Supreme Court.

03/25/2014

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CVS Caremark Plans To Stop Sales Of Tobacco Products

The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1.

02/05/2014

Electronic Cigarette BIG DL

City Council To Mull E-Cigarette Indoor Smoking Ban

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.

11/27/2013

FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Signs NYC Ban Of Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under 21

The legislation makes New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.

11/19/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

City Council Votes To Raise Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

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.

10/30/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office, JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Says Stop-Frisk Veto Override ‘Election Year Politicking’

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.

08/23/2013

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

One Tank Trips: Duke Farms In Hillsborough, N.J.

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.

06/19/2013

Cigarette Smoking (file/credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Lawmakers Eye Raising Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

New York City’s push to raise the tobacco purchase age has now spread across the Hudson River.

05/16/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

Merchants: Raising Minimum Age To Buy Cigarettes Would Devastate Business

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.

05/01/2013

Cigarette Smoking (file/credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

Taking City’s Lead, NY State Lawmakers Urge Increasing Minimum Age For Tobacco Purchases

On Sunday, State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal announced state legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products.

04/28/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

New York City Proposing Raising Age For Tobacco Purchases To 21

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.

04/22/2013

Bodega Association spokesman Fernando Mateo (L) and Bodega Association President Ramon Murphy speak out about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-smoking proposal on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Bodega Owners Fear ‘Hide The Cigs’ Legislation Would Hurt Business

Tobacco products would be required to be kept in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in any other concealed location.

03/19/2013

Mitt Romney (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.

10/16/2012

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