Smoking ban

The Mayor's Office accused the bill of "unfairly targeting low income New Yorkers."
New rules will be phased in over the next 18 months.
Flavored e-cigs would only be sold in tobacco bars.
For the first time since 2007, there are a million smokers in the city.
Since the ban went into effect in 2011, only 440 tickets have been issued 90% (or 397) in Manhattan, 17 in Brooklyn, 15 in Staten Island, eight in the Bronx, and one in Queens.
The governor plans to award about $9.4 million over the next five years to groups promoting tobacco-free communities.
Teenagers will soon be prohibited from buying cigarettes in NYC, as part of a new bill that Mayor Bloomberg signed into law today.
The age limit would apply to tobacco products, e-cigarettes, herbal cigarettes, and the like, but not non-tobacco shisha or rolling papers.
One of the nation's biggest landlords is banning smoking in all 40,000 rental units across America.
This tumor growing on a cigarette might actually be too tame for NYC.
Forget the War on Christmas, the war on smoking has found a new front: Brooklyn.
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