Smoking Rates In U.S. Hit All-Time Low, CDC SaysAbout 14 percent of U.S adults admit to being smokers last year, down from about 16 percent in 2016, government figures from the CDC show.
Minimum Price Of Cigarette Pack In NYC Rises To $13, Highest In The NationOfficials in New York City want smokers to pack it in.
New York City Council Passes Bill To Raise Cigarette Pack Price To $13, Ban Sale In PharmaciesThe New York City Council on Wednesday passed a bill that will raise the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes to $13 and ban their sale in pharmacies.
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.
Study: Ramen’s Rise As Prison Currency Could Reflect Erosion Of Inmate Quality Of LifeThe noodles are replacing cigarettes as a form of currency in prisons, but it's not because of a ban on tobacco products, according to a recent study.
Commuter Advocate: Banning Smoking On CT Railroad Platforms Is A Step Too FarWhile an effort to ban smoking on railroad station platforms is underway in Connecticut, one commuter advocate thinks it's a step too far.
Health Department Data Show Spike In Number Of Smokers In New York CityIn an effort to combat the rise in smoking, city officials are launching a new anti-smoking ad campaign called "Imagine for Life.''
Jersey City Cop Admits To Stealing, Extorting From Government InformantA Jersey City police officer admitted Friday that he stole more than half a million cigarettes, and extorted $20,000, from a person he thought was a drug courier.
Police: N.J. Man Crashed Car After Woman Refused To Buy Him CigarettesKenneth Lee Price Jr. was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving while suspended/causing serious bodily injury.
Police: Man Stole Cigarettes From West Village Gas Station, Stabbed Employee In HandPolice on Wednesday were searching for a suspect who stole a pack of cigarettes from a West Village gas station mart and stabbed an employee in the hand.
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.
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.
NYC Sues FedEx Over Deliveries Of Untaxed CigarettesFedEx knowingly violated the terms of a settlement when it delivered tons of untaxed cigarettes to New York City residents, the city government alleges in a civil lawsuit filed Monday.
Police Search For 2 Suspects In String Of Brooklyn Store RobberiesPolice on Monday were asking the public to help them find two men wanted in the robberies of three stores in southern Brooklyn.
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.