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Weirdest Fox Clip Ever?

I’m not even gonna set it up. Just watch.

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SF Considers Outdoor Smoking Ban

For cigarettes. Medical marijuana would be excluded. Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Eric Mar said he introduced the proposal because of the health impacts of secondhand smoke when people light up in public. ...

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Bloomberg On Smoking, Part 2

“If you really intellectually start thinking about it, we protect people from hurting themselves, if they’re trying to jump off a bridge we restrain them. Should you really do it with smoking? We’re not gonna do it with smoking. Our job is to inform people and then let them make decisions based on the risks that they want to take ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Bloomberg Calls For Residential Buildings To Ban Smoking

In an effort to increase the number of residential New York City buildings that entirely ban tenants from smoking, Mayor Bloomberg today proposed a law that would require all such buildings to adopt formal written policies on where and if smoking is allowed. “We think that people ought to know whether they might be exposed to second-hand smoke in their ...

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Nicotine Test For Hospital Employees

If you want to get a job at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, you’ll have to submit to a test for nicotine use. If you test positive, you don’t get the job. “This is just the next step in creating a tobacco-free environment and it’s just an effort to focus on the well-being of our employees,” said Geisinger spokeswoman Marcy ...

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Life Expectancy Rises For New Yorkers

According to a just-published report, New Yorkers are now living longer than the national average. Mayor Bloomberg is taking credit, citing his long-running campaigns against smoking and obesity. The life expectancy for babies born in New York City reached 80.6 years in 2009, the highest level recorded and one that surpasses the national life expectancy rate, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ...

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Smoking Rate Plummets In NYC

The greatest legacy of Michael Bloomberg’s reign as NYC mayor may be the city’s nose-diving number of adult smokers, a reduction widely credited to frequent cigarette tax increases, fewer places to smoke legally, and the city’s unforgettably gruesome anti-smoking commercials. The total number of smokers has decreased by an estimated 500,000 since Bloomberg took office. Meanwhile, a pack of cigarettes ...

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NYC Condo Tower Bans Smoking

The residents of an Upper West Side condo tower have voted to ban smoking in their building, even if the unit owner has been doing so for years. It’s the city’s first such retroactive ban in a residential building. Even smokers who moved into the building, the Ariel West, before the ban must abide by it. The building is one ...

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NYC Bans Smoking In Public

Parks, beaches, Times Square….

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No Smoking For NYC’s Parks & Beaches

Today NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will announce a complete ban on smoking in city parks and on city beaches. After months of considering the issue, Mayor Bloomberg will today announce that the city will institute a smoking ban in parks and on beaches, sources said. The new ban requires City Council approval, which seems assured since the mayor will be ...

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NEW YORK CITY: M2 Club To Reopen

After closing them in March for smoking ban violations, NYC’s Health Department will allow M2 Ultra Lounge to reopen. The Chelsea hotspot must pay $7,500 in fines and submit a plan to the city detailing how it will stop patrons from lighting up. It was one of several clubs busted in a Health Department undercover sting in January. Undercover inspectors ...

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NYC Moves Closer To Shuttering M2 Nightclub Over Smoking Violations

The New York Times reports today that the city is one step closer to shuttering the popular M2 Ultralounge nightclub over smoking law violations. The club is on trial this week. If the closure happens, it will be the first NYC business shut down because of smoking. The Bloomberg administration is moving closer to shutting one of the largest and ...

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Clubs Survive NYC’s Nightclub Smoking Crackdown (But Not The Gay-ish One)

It looks like four of the five NYC nightclubs set to be closed down for smoking violations have struck deals to live another day. Not surviving the city’s wrath is Chelsea’s M2 Ultra Lounge megaclub, host to the city’s largest gay dance parties. The Health Department’s top lawyer sat down with reps for M2 Ultra Lounge in Chelsea after he ...

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NYC To Close Down Clubs Over Smoking

This week NYC announced plans to close down at least five clubs for violating the city’s ban on indoor smoking. Included on the list of clubs to lose their liquor licenses is Chelsea’s massive M2 Ultra Lounge (formerly Mansion, formerly Studio Mezmor, formerly Crobar), which is host to numerous gay dance parties including the popular Alegria circuit party events. M2 ...

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