Calls Grow In NY To Fully Outlaw Tobacco, As Federal Menthol Ban Looms
A federal ban on tobacco could avert 633,000 deaths, a third among African Americans. Critics say it could increase policing in communities of color.
May 25, 2021 2:36 PM
FDNY: Brighton Beach Boardwalk Fire At Tatiana Was Sparked By Cigarette Igniting Mattress
The fire that caused the popular eatery to go up in flames started under the boardwalk.
Updated: Apr 16, 2019 3:39 PM
Gun-Wielding Deli Robber Just Wanted One Cigarette, Police Say
This happened last week.
Updated: Jan 12, 2017 8:40 AM
Video: Please Don't Smoke A Cigarette While Sitting On The Floor Of The Subway
Watch as this gentleman hollers spastic sounds, gets comfy on the floor of the train, and smokes a cigarette.
Updated: Sep 22, 2013 1:52 PM
UES Fire May Have Been Caused By Cigarette On Mattress
One resident added, "This is like the twelfth fire in the last two years."
Updated: Mar 10, 2013 11:33 AM
Blame Missing Cigarette Tax Revenues On Counterfeit Smokes
In a sweep of 1,700 stores, the city found 42 percent were selling some sort of untaxed smokes.
Updated: Jun 8, 2012 2:49 PM
Discarded Cigarette May Have Caused Tick Tock Diner Fire
"We seat 300 people and it was a Sunday morning, so people were waiting on line," said a waiter at the Tick Tock Diner. "People kept eating. They didn't want to leave their food."
Updated: Dec 18, 2011 5:05 PM
Baby, 4 Others "Clinging To Life" After Park Slope Blaze Caused By Cigarette In Bed
Firefighters described rescuing the baby, who hadn't been breathing for over five minutes.
Updated: Nov 26, 2011 1:46 PM
Pregnant Woman Dies In Fire Possibly Started By Her Lit Cigarette
A pregnant woman was killed early this morning in a fire in her Brooklyn apartment which police believe was caused by her lit cigarette.
Updated: May 27, 2011 1:45 PM
Audrey Silk, Smoker's Rights Activist
(via unlisted sightings' flickr) One of Mayor Bloomberg's signature initiatives has
Updated: Feb 11, 2011 3:24 PM
Smoking World Reacts To Park, Beach, Boardwalk, Plaza Ban
A Nameless Yeast's Flickr Embattled smokers reacted bitterly to the news
Updated: Sep 16, 2010 2:30 PM
Two Tribes Saved From Paying Cigarette Taxes...For Now
Throwing a wrench in Governor Paterson's plan to collect cigarette taxes
Updated: Sep 1, 2010 12:12 PM
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