Foes Of The Single-Use Filter — Meet The New Yorkers Who Want To Eliminate The Cigarette Butt
Discarded cigarette butts are full of microplastics and toxic chemicals, and scientists say they’re a threat to human health and the environment.
Jan 15, 6:00 AM
Why NJ Is Prioritizing 2 Million Smokers Over Some Essential Workers For COVID-19 Vaccines
Governor Phil Murphy widened the eligibility pool to more than 4 million people, including people 65 years or older and those with underlying medical conditions.
Jan 16, 2021 9:00 AM
NY Lawmakers Want To Ban Filtered Cigarettes
The latest front in the war on smoking: the butt.
Jan 17, 2020 3:35 PM
NYC Votes To Ban Flavored Vaping Products
The City Council is coming for your mint Juul pods (in July)
Nov 26, 2019 3:17 PM
Video: Bold Dealer Measures Out Weed Atop NYPD Squad Car
The NYPD is currently investigating a video in which one bold man repurposes the back of a squad car as a convenient surface to divide up some weed.
Updated: Aug 20, 2018 3:38 PM
New York City Bans Smoking In Public Housing
'I think this will be one of the hardest rules to follow.'
Updated: Jul 30, 2018 3:24 PM
It's Official: A Pack Of Cigarettes Now Costs $13 In NYC
The mayor also signed a bill to ban the sale of tobacco products at pharmacies.
Updated: Aug 28, 2017 4:57 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Met Museum Under Fire For Smoking Celebs During Gala
They aren't under fire, but the Museum is.
Updated: May 12, 2017 1:22 PM
Bill Would Ban Smoking In All Future Subsidized NYC Apartments
The Mayor's Office accused the bill of "unfairly targeting low income New Yorkers."
Updated: Apr 28, 2017 3:44 PM
Smoke Your Lungs Out Inside This UES 'Speakeasy' Sugar East
It's one of the few establishments that still allows smoking indoors.
Updated: Apr 20, 2017 5:30 PM
E-Cig Explodes "Like A Firecracker" In Woman's Pocket
"It just exploded out of my pants like a big firecracker..."
Updated: Mar 26, 2018 11:49 AM
Here's The Guy To Beat For The Biggest Subway Jerk Of 2016 Award
Straphangers stopped a doofus from smoking on the F train in this very satisfying video.
Updated: Apr 6, 2018 11:29 PM
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