NJ Lawmakers Approve Bill To Raise Legal Smoking Age To 21The bill would fine retailers up to $1,000 if they sell to anyone 20 years old or younger, but would not punish underage smokers.
Schumer Says E-Cigarette Makers Are Marketing To ChildrenHe cited a recent report indicating that while traditional tobacco use is down among teens, the use of e-cigarettes is up.
Long Island Village Of Lindenhurst Cracks Down On E-CigarettesThe Long Island village of Lindenhurst has decided to follow in the steps of New York City in banning the use of e-cigarettes in public buildings.
NY Senate Debating Public Ban On E-CigarettesThe Senate Health Committee panel heard testimony Monday from health experts who said that the nicotine liquid and the vapor e-cigarettes produce could be hazardous to both consumers and the public.
FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-CigarettesThe federal government wants to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the FDA.
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.
Long Island Schools Crack Down On Electronic CigarettesFearing electronic cigarettes might be rigged to mask marijuana use, some Long Island schools are banning the devices from their campuses.
Lawmakers Accuse Golden Globes Of Glamorizing E-CigarettesFour senators have sent letters to NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association asking them to "take action to ensure that future broadcasts avoid the glamorization of smoking."
City Council To Consider E-Cigarette BanThe City Council will consider a proposal to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places such as restaurants and parks.
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.
Conn. Lawmaker To Propose Ban On E-Cigarettes In Public PlacesThe final word on the level of toxicity and vapors from e-cigarettes has not yet been officially determined.
Conn., NY AGs Among Those Calling For Federal Regulation Of E-CigarettesForty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.
MTA Extends Commuter Train Smoking Ban To E-CigarettesSmoking is not allowed on Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains, and officials have decided electronic cigarettes are included in that ban.