Tag Archives: smoking

NYC Council Ponders “Smoking While Walking” Ban

Courthouse News reports: Targeting one culprit in the panoply of noxious street odors, a Queens Democrat asked the New York City Council on Thursday to ban smoking while walking. “In a perfect world, every smoker would have the self-awareness to realize that smoking and walking down a crowded sidewalk subjects everyone behind you to breathing in the fumes,” City Councilman ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Smoking Rights Group Loses Appellate Court Battle Against Ban On Vaping In Public Places

The New York Daily News reports: People who puff on e-cigarettes have to follow the same rules as smokers who use tobacco in New York City, an appellate court ruled Thursday. The ban on vaping in public places like bars, bistros and beaches took effect in 2014, but was challenged in court as unconstitutional by a smokers’ rights group. Citizens ...

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NORWAY: Government Pressured To Ban Tobacco Sales

The Norwegian Medical Association is pressuring the government to ban all tobacco sales to anyone born after 2000. The Independent reports: Marit Hermansen, the president of the NMA, told Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that access to cigarettes was not a basic human right. “We have long had the policy of phasing out smoking by 2035. This is a measure to achieve ...

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CALIFORNIA: State Senate Votes To Raise Cigarette Buying Age To 21

Via the Los Angeles Times: The state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would raise the minimum legal age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21 as part of an effort to reduce smoking by young people. Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) said he introduced the bill, SB 151, out of concern that an estimated ...

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Anti-Smoking PSA: Left Swipe Dat

Via USA Today: “LEFT. SWIPE.” Rejection. That’s when the PSA goes from high school sitcom to what’s-even-happening-what-is-this-magic music video. Get ready for anti-smoking lyrics, laser light shows and YouTube/pop stars Becky G, Fifth Harmony, King Bach, Grace Helbig, Harley Morenstein, Anna Akana, Jimmy Tatro, Alphacat, Terrence J and Timothy DeLaGhetto getting down to a shockingly catchy “Left Swipe Dat” beat. ...

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2014 Word Of The Year: Vape

Via CBS News: Of the many, many words that editors at Oxford Dictionaries review which have newly come into the language lexicon, only one has had enough of an influence in society to make it as 2014’s International Word of the Year. This year it’s “vape.” The Oxford Dictionary defines it as follows: v. Inhale and exhale the vapour produced ...

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CVS To Stop Selling Cigarettes

CVS Caremark, the nation’s second largest drugstore chain with over 7600 locations, has announced that they will phase out all tobacco sales by the end of the year. The company declined to say what will take tobacco’s prominent shelf place behind cash registers at the front of its stores. CVS Caremark will test some items and may expand smoking cessation ...

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NYC To Ban E-Cigs In Public Places

Via press release: Today – at the final meeting of the 2010-2013 legislative session– the City Council will vote to regulate electronic cigarettes, commonly known as “e-cigarettes,” by amending the Smoke-Free Air Act (SFAA) to prohibit the use of these devices in all areas where smoking is prohibited. One the City’s greatest achievements in combating the devastating effects of smoking ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Cigarette Sales Banned For Those Under The Age Of 21

In what may be his final victory against smoking in New York City, yesterday Mayor Bloomberg applauded after the City Council approved a ban on the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21.  Thomas Farley, the city’s health and mental hygiene commissioner, said the law, the Sensible Tobacco Enforcement Act, represents a “historic advance in our ...

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NYC-Based Realty Group Bans Smoking In Rented Apartments Nationwide

The Related Companies, a New York City-based real estate group with properties across the nation, has banned smoking in all 40,000 of its rental units. Although the program will roll out gradually, it appears to be the first of this scale by a national property owner. It also seems likely to create controversy. Where past efforts against smoking have focused ...

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CDC Features Florida Lesbian Couple In Anti-Smoking Campaign Ad

Boston’s Fenway Health applauded the campaign last month: Tobacco use is one of the biggest health issues impacting the LGBT community,” said Scout, PhD, Director of the Network for LGBT Health Equity. “Right now it’s still historic to see LGBT inclusion in a national health media campaign. I hope other health agencies follow CDC’s lead and start to make it ...

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NY State May Raise Smoking Age To 21

Christine Quinn’s plan to raise the smoking age in New York City is going statewide. New York would become the first state to hike the age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 under new legislation announced Sunday. Officials moved to stop a cross-border bonanza in cigarette sales if a hike in the age proposed by the city last week ...

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NYC May Raise Smoking Age To 21

The New York City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance today that will raise the minimum age to purchase cigarettes to 21.  The new law, if approved, will give the city the highest such requirement in the nation. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn plans to announce the city’s latest anti-smoking measure Monday morning with Mayor Bloomberg’s Health Commissioner Thomas ...

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