New York State Raises Smoking Age From 18 To 21The change takes effect in 120 days, on Nov. 13, and will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
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.
Ban On Smoking And Walking Potentially Coming To NYC StreetsIf a city lawmaker has his way, smoking and walking will soon be outlawed on city streets. That's the bill Councilman Peter Koo proposed on Thursday.
City Council Considers Major New Crackdowns On Smoking In NYCEarlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new push to cut down on smoking and vaping – including new taxes and license requirements. Now the City Council is considering going well beyond that.
Kicking The Habit: Adult Smoking Rate In United States Falls To 15 PercentThe nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.
Man Smoking Cigarette In Subway Car Confronted By Angry StraphangersWe've seen all sorts of bad behavior on the subway before. Now we see what happens when someone decided it would be a good idea to light up a cigarette.
New Haven Launches Citywide Stop-Smoking EffortMayor Toni Harp said perhaps as many as one in every five people in New Haven smoke and she's now making it more difficult to light up.
NJ Assembly To Vote On Raising Cigarette Buying Age To 21"This is about good public health policy," said Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, D-Englewood, who is co-sponsoring the bill.
Suffolk Lawmakers Approve Smoking Ban In Common Areas At Apartment ComplexesViolators would face a $250 fine. Repeat offenders could be fined up to $1,000 or sentenced to six months in jail.
Number Of Smokers In New York City Up, Anti-Smoking Funding DownThe number of smokers in New York City has risen, as government spending to fight the habit has dropped.
Connecticut Reconsiders Ban On Smoking In Cars With KidsConnecticut lawmakers are again considering a bill that would prevent people from smoking in a motor vehicle when there's a young child inside.
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.
Newark Bans Smoking In City Parks, Rec FacilitiesNewark Mayor Ras Baraka on Thursday signed an ordinance into law that bans smoking in city parks and recreation facilities, or within 50 feet of municipal building entrances, exits, windows and ventilators.
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.''