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New York Smoking

More New Yorkers Are Smoking

The Huffington Post | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing ri...

This May Help New York Become A 'Tobacco-Free' State

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will grant $9.4 million to local communities working to tackle tobacco use in the state. The initiative, announ...

Should Flavored Tobacco Be Banned From Convenience Stores?

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 06.01.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- They come in brightly colored, shiny packages in fun flavors like chocolate, blueberry, gummy bear, wine and pink berry. But the Ameri...

Take a Walk in Our Kids' Shoes on World No Tobacco Day

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

Despite great strides in reducing smoking in NYC, our youth smoking rates have remained the same for the past seven years, and tobacco still remains the leading cause of preventable death, killing thousands.

Cigarette Price Increases Don't Burden Low-Income New Yorkers, Smoking Does

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 10.02.2012 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

A new study shows that low-income smokers in New York spend 25 percent of their income on cigarettes. Smokers' rights advocates argue that this proves high taxes on cigarettes are punitive and regressive. We couldn't disagree more.

Smokefree Housing Options in NYC Need to Expand

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

In cities like New York with dense populations and a prevalence of multi-family unit housing, it's no wonder that people are exposed to secondhand smoke right in their own living rooms. We must increase the availability of smokefree housing.

Smokers In NY Spend Quarter Of Income On Smokes

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Poor smokers in New York State spend about a quarter of their entire income on cigaret...

Even This Won't Stop New Yorkers From Smoking

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 07.11.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The city cannot try to scare smokers by requiring grotesque images of diseased lungs and decaying teeth at stores that sell cigarettes bec...

City: Light Smokers Die Too

Posted 01.02.2012 | New York

Bloomberg's next conquest in his crusade against smoking? Light smokers. That's right, Ms. "I only smoke when I'm drunk" or Mr. "I like a cigarette af...

Parks Smoking Ban Is ON

| Jill Colvin | Posted 07.23.2011 | New York

MIDTOWN -- Butt out. The city's controversial outdoor smoking ban starts Monday, with cigarettes now barred at city parks, beaches and pedestrian p...

I Love 'Loosies': In Defense of Black Market Cigarettes

Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.06.2011 | New York
Christopher Mathias

People have the right to get fat and drink too much, and I should have the right to smoke without being taxed out of next month's rent.

Homegrown, Tax-Free Tobacco Sprouts In Brooklyn Backyard

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The cigarettes Audrey Silk used to smoke -- Parliament Lights -- are made at a factory in Richmond, Va. The cigarettes she smokes these days are made ...