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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.

"Non-Smoking, Please"

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 05.30.2013 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the NYC Smoke-Free Air Act, a landmark piece of legislation that has helped New Yorkers breathe easier and live longer. The battle against tobacco, however, is far from over, and tobacco companies remain as ruthless as ever.

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.

The Next Steps in the Smoke-Free Air Movement

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 09.11.2012 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

Smoking disclosure laws make sense because they help consumers make informed choices, especially since cigarette smoke can migrate through walls and ventilation systems far beyond the apartment where the smoke originates. The move towards more smoke-free housing options is the next natural step..

Real Estate Company Bans Smoking In 2,000 Apartments

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

One California real estate group has decided to ban smoking in all of its apartments, but the aim of the ban isn't to make residents healthier. Und...

Should Smoking Be Banned In NYC Apartment Buildings?

Posted 05.11.2012 | New York

A majority of New Yorkers want to live in smoke-free apartment buildings, according to a new Quinnipiac poll, but less believe City Hall should outrig...

Bloomberg Compares Smoking To Suicide, Tix For Smoking Cost $300

Posted 04.19.2012 | New York

At a press conference Wednesday, Mayor Bloomberg clarified new legislation requiring building owners to tell tenants where they can and can't smoke, d...

Smoking Ban Extended

Posted 10.16.2011 | New York

First it was restaurants and bars, then it was city parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas, and in 90 days, downtrodden New York smokers will be forbidd...

After One Month Of NYC Smoking Ban, Only One Ticket Issued

Posted 08.27.2011 | New York

A month after New York City banned smoking in public parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas, a New York Daily News photographer remains the city's only ...

Matt Sledge

Is New York The Least Free State?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.14.2011 | New York

New York isn't North Korea, but it's the closest thing you'll find in the U.S. -- at least according to a new report from a libertarian think tank. ...

Four Centuries Of Smoking Bans

History.com/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2011 | New York

History.com - This week, New York became the latest U.S. city to forbid smoking in outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches and pools. While we...

No Tickets Written For Smoking In Parks, Beaches

Posted 07.25.2011 | New York

New York City smokers may end up breathing a sigh of relief. The New York Post reports that, since the city's new ban on smoking in parks, beaches ...

In Soft Water

Martin Marks | Posted 07.23.2011 | New York
Martin Marks

While some might be up in arms over the New York City outdoor smoking ban that took effect today, I, rather, choose to focus my attention on a set of problems that seem to have been plaguing our city for the better part of a year: soft water.

Smoking Bans Come Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Many New York City smokers may feel like the only place they can legally light up these days is at home--or at least, it used to be. From the Wall...