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
NY Parents Sue Juul For Allegedly Addicting Their 15-Year-Old Daughter
Juul borrowed directly from the Big Tobacco playbook in order to hook teens, according to the lawsuit.
Sep 18, 2019 5:40 PM
City's War On Teens Intensifies With Ban On New Hookah Bars
No new hookah bars will be allowed to open in the city, and the sale of any tobacco-related products will go up to 21 under a pair of new bills passed by the City Council.
Updated: Sep 28, 2017 5:38 PM
Health Department Trying To Shut Down NYC Hookah Bars
A sting operation found 13 bars in violation of the city's Smoke-Free Air Act.
Updated: Jan 7, 2015 10:59 AM
You Can No Longer Buy Cigarettes At CVS
CVS has finally made good on its promise (threat?) to stop selling cigarettes, in an effort to brand itself less as a large-scale corporate bodega and more as a pharmacy and storefront healthcare center.
Updated: Sep 3, 2014 1:32 PM
Cuomo Dedicates Almost $10 Million To Make New York A "Tobacco-Free State"
The governor plans to award about $9.4 million over the next five years to groups promoting tobacco-free communities.
Updated: Feb 19, 2014 1:33 PM
Bloomberg Drops Cigarette Display Ban
New York would have been the first city in the country to make retailers hide cigarettes.
Updated: Oct 27, 2013 11:55 PM
Camel's New E-Cigarette Joins The Unregulated Wild West
Yesterday the second-largest tobacco company in North America debuted an e-cig of their own.
Updated: Jun 7, 2013 5:13 PM
Bodega Owners Fight For Right To Sell Cigarettes To Teenagers
The push to raise the city's tobacco age minimum got businesses riled up at a City Council hearing yesterday, testifying that changing the minimum would harm them financially.
Updated: May 3, 2013 2:23 PM
Quinn Proposes Raising NYC's Tobacco Age To 21
Around 20,000 public high school students in New York City currently smoke cigarettes.
Updated: Apr 22, 2013 3:40 PM
Smoke Shaming: Bloomberg Wants Stores To Cover Up Their Tobacco
If the kids can't see the smokes, they won't want them. Right?
Updated: Mar 18, 2013 6:38 PM
NYC's Free Nicotine Patch and Gum Program Is Back!
You've got until March 21st to ask the city for some free patches and/or gum to help you kick the cancer sticks.
Updated: Mar 5, 2013 11:42 AM
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