E-Cigarettes As Bad For Your DNA As Smoking Tobacco, Study SaysA brand new test that examines DNA has concluded that the nicotine liquid-filled devices can cause as much damage to humans as standard tobacco products.
De Blasio Announces Plan To Raise Base Price Of Pack Of Cigarettes To $13New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a package of bills Wednesday aimed at drastically reducing the city’s smoking population over the next four years.
Hackensack Officials Consider Raising Age For Tobacco Purchases To 21Hackensack officials are considering increasing the legal age to purchase tobacco products in the city to 21.
Rikers Correction Officer Convicted Of Smuggling Pot, Other ItemsA Rikers Island correction officer was convicted Friday of smuggling drugs and other items into the jail.
Nassau Lawmaker Wants To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Like Suffolk County, NYCOn 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.
Community Leaders, Others Call On Nassau County To Raise Age On Sale Of Tobacco ProductsSome 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.
Advocacy Group Files Lawsuit Against NYC E-Cigarette BanThe NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment said Tuesday it filed the papers in state Supreme Court.
CVS Caremark Plans To Stop Sales Of Tobacco ProductsThe nation's second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1.
City Council To Mull E-Cigarette Indoor Smoking BanThe 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.
Bloomberg Signs NYC Ban Of Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under 21The legislation makes New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.
City Council Votes To Raise Cigarette-Buying Age To 21It'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.
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.

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