Avenue E-Cigarette Lounge Wins Approval to Serve Beer and Wine
DNAinfo - March 5, 2014
CROWN HEIGHTS You may soon be able to have a glass of vino while you
vape. The electronic cigarette lounge on Bedford Avenue may soon be
able to serve beer and wine after the local community board's State
Liquor Authority committee unanimously approved its license application
to raise age for cigarette sales to 21 in Suffolk ignites heated debate
Riverhead LOCAL - March 5, 2014
A public hearing at the Suffolk County Legislature Tuesday on whether
or not to raise the legal age from 19 to 21 to buy cigarettes and other
tobacco items brought out scores of passionate speakers on the controversial
issue, which also had members of the legislature sharply divided.
on SCCC campus may be banned
Riverhead News Review - March 4, 2014
While the Suffolk County Legislature has been considering increasing
the age for everyone throughout the county to purchase tobacco from
age 19 to 21 another measure could ban smoking completely in a few areas
around Suffolk: the community college campuses.
in Riverside on Tuesday on raising tobacco-buying age
Suffolk Times - March 3, 2014
After a contentious public hearing in the middle of last month on raising
the age to purchase tobacco from 19 to 21, the Suffolk County Legislature
will hold a second hearing on Tuesday afternoon at its general meeting
Condo Residents Inflamed Over Possible Smoking Ban
Curbed NY - March 2, 2014
Emotions are running high at The Vaux at 372 Central Park West and residents
are butting heads over a proposed smoking ban in the building, so much
so that the so-called Peace Institute of New Yorka "group devoted
to mediation and conflict resolution"has been invited to smooth
things over at the next condo meeting. However, outspoken "smoker's
rights activist" Audrey Silk of NYC CLASH is claiming that the
condo board has suppressed and ignored voices who oppose the ban. Indeed,
according to The Observer, the board invited representatives from the
Coalition for a Smoke Free City and the Department of Public Health,
but no expert to speak on behalf of the anti-smoking ban constituency,
though apparently at least two Vaux residents asked that Audrey Silk
herself be invited to speak.
Signals: Lights Out? Smokers Rights Group Enlisted, Without Success,
to Tangle with UWS Condo Building
New York Observer - March 1, 2014
The New York Peace Institute, a group devoted to mediation and conflict
resolution, recently received an inquiring message from Audrey Silk,
the founder of a non-profit known as NYC C.L.A.S.H.Citizens Lobbying
Against Smoker Harassmentregarding an informational meeting for residents
of the Vaux Condominium building, on Central Park West. The Peace Institute
had been invitedand by all indications planned to attendthe meeting,
which had been organized by the buildings condo board, in order to ease
potential tensions between residents in support of a proposed smoking
ban in the building, and those opposed to it. But the meeting, which
is scheduled for March 4th, had, Ms. Silk believed, been unfairly designed
to trumpet one side of the discussion and muffle the other, prejudicing
any future determinations against those opposed to a ban. What exactly
will you be mediating? She wrote. The board has denied numerous requests
by these owners to add balance to this meeting by allowing them to having
[sic] their own speakera fair pro and con debate so that the ensuing
legally mandated vote by all owners can be reasonably said to be legitimate.
smoking in downtown Syracuse? Two viewpoints (Your letters)
The Post-Standard - February 28, 2014
Barry Seymour, of Syracuse, said the city council should not ban outdoor
smoking from several blocks of downtown. "Smokers have to go somewhere
to smoke,'' ...
Reason - February 28, 2014
In December, when the New York City Council voted to prohibit the use
of e-cigarettes in public places such as bars and restaurants, the ban's
Glens Falls Post-Star - February 25, 2014
Reality Check is a statewide youth program established in 2000 that
focuses on smoking prevention education and disputing tobacco industry
council considers outdoor smoking ban across chunk of downtown
The Post-Standard - February 25, 2014
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Members of the Syracuse city council are looking at
the possibility of declaring an outdoor smoke-free zone covering several
blocks of downtown.
works to make state tobacco free
Niagara Gazette - February 24, 2014
Niagara Gazette As part of an initiative to combat tobacco use, Gov.
Andrew Cuomo announced plans to award $9 million to local organizations
that will work to make New York a tobacco-free state.
County Community College eyes smoking ban
News 12 Long Island - February 24, 2014
The school currently follows county policy, so smokers must stay at
least 50 feet from all buildings. However, school trustees have proposed
a measure to ban ...
youth group targets Hollywood
Albany Times-Union - February 23, 2014
What do Leonardo Dicaprio, Woody Allen, and Johnny Depp all have in
common? The Hollywood icons have been named "Shame" award
recipients by Reality Check, a statewide anti-tobacco youth group.
aims for tobacco-free regionalization
PallTimes.com (subscription) - February 21, 2014
Andrew Cuomo's recent announcement of plans to award $9 million to local
organizations fighting against tobacco will regionalize tobacco-free
Square residents want neighborhood to be smoke free
WRVO Public Media - February 20, 2014
Bey says the idea of a smoking ban will have to be run through the city's
legal ... the area around the hospitals in Syracuse that have successful
results: E-cigarettes should be regulated, but many think they ...
The Post-Standard - February 20, 2014
The majority of voters in an online Syracuse.com informal poll say they
believe electronic cigarettes are safe, although those who believe they
are unsafe ...
York Retailers Help Prevent Youth Access to Tobacco
NACS Online - February 20, 2014
The New York Association of Convenience Stores is commending neighborhood
retail stores for a record-high level of preventing underage tobacco
Andrew Cuomo Dedicates $9 Million To Help Create ...
Huffington Post - February 19, 2014
Governor Andrew Cuomo Dedicates $9 Million To Help Create 'Tobacco-Free'
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comments: Are e-cigarettes safe?
The Post-Standard - February 19, 2014
Syracuse.com readers react to a story on whether or not electronic cigarettes
are a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes.
criticism, Cuomo announces $9M for tobacco-free programs
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - February 19, 2014
ALBANY Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that $9.4 million will
be awarded to local organizations that fight teen smoking. The state
Department of Health's Bureau of Tobacco Control will award funding
amounts from $325,000 to $500,000, totaling $9.4 million already allocated
to the department in the current state budget. The money will go to
25 local organizations around the state over five years. Local organizations
must submit applications by Tuesday.
stores spread in CNY: Are they safe?
The Post-Standard - February 18, 2014
A controversial cigarette alternative - the electronic cigarette - is
taking on a higher profile in Central New York with the opening of several
stores that specialize in the product.
Horner: Big Tobacco Rises From The Ashes Again
WAMC - February 17, 2014
It wasnt long ago when it seemed that the tobacco lobbys stranglehold
over New York policymaking was finally broken. In addition to federal
court decisions, state actions were being taken. During the years of
the Pataki Administration, the state raised its tobacco tax, enacted
one of the nations most sweeping restrictions on smoking in public places
and in work environments. The Spitzer Administration bolstered funding
for the states tobacco control efforts, helping it rise to the 5th most
well-resourced program in the nation. In the Paterson Administration,
New York raised its tobacco tax rate to the highest in the nation.
CVS policy already exists in Oswego County pharmacies
Oswegonian - February 13, 2014
Her stance on tobacco sales in pharmacy is summed up in the letter:
No doctor ... Jenkins expressed her excitement over the CVS ban
on tobacco products.
banned from Albany County-owned buildings
Spotlight News - February 11, 2014
Albany County Executive Dan McCoy holds up an executive order he signed
Thursday, Feb. 6, banning the usage of electronic cigarettes in county
guy taste-tests experimental smoking products
BrooklynPapers.com - February 10, 2014
If you can get past the disgusting name, the smoky undertones in this
dessert-flavored juice hit home by replicating the sensation vaping
is supposed to stand ...
County aims to clear the air
Plattsburgh Press Republican - February 10, 2014
ELIZABETHTOWN Essex County Public Health Director Linda Beers said her
agency is working with Adirondack Tobacco Free Network toward many of
CVS announcement sets precedent for tobacco industry
Washington Square News (NYU) - February 6, 2014
...Other companies must now quickly follow suit or be at the risk of
appearing to trivialize the fatal effects of cigarette smoking. The
tobacco industry, the largest killer in the United States, takes the
lives of 480,000 Americans per year the same ...
bans e-cigarettes on county property
Albany Times Union - February 6, 2014
ALBANY - Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy banned the use of e-cigarettes
on county property. McCoy said the ban was necessary because of the
generation isn't just a pipe dream
SILive.com - February 2, 2014
Going forward, the Staten Island Smoke-Free Partnership will be addressing
these areas and working toward our nations long-term goals, but we are
at a ...
Hotties Call Fowl On Freezing Smokers
adrants - January 30, 2014
...women traveling around Manhattan in a Westwood One radio bus are
hopping out, blowing their whistles and crying penalty when they see
smokers out in the cold taking a drag. And their offering free samples
of NJoy e-cigs.
'Referees' Call Penalties on New York Smokers During Super Bowl Week
AdAge, Michael Sebastian - January 29, 2014
Cigarette smokers braving New York's cold weather this week could be
in for a surprise. E-cig brand NJoy has deputized a group of young women
to call "penalties" on them for having a smoke.
Companies Challenge NYC Coupon Ban
AP - Associated Press - January 30, 2014
The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, challenges a city ordinance passed
last fall that set a minimum price of $10.50 for every pack of cigarettes
sold in the city, and prohibited the use of coupons or other promotional
discounts to lower that price...
professors split on Bloomberg's e-cigarette ban
NYU Washington Square News - January 29, 2014
As one of his last acts as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg
signed a law placing a ban on smoking electronic cigarettes at all locations
where regular cigarettes are banned. Yet e-cigarette shops have still
been opening up around the city. One, The Henley Vaporium, recently
set up shop in Nolita.
continues to push campus tobacco-ban legislation in 2014
Stony Brook Statesman - January 28, 2014
With the opening of the new lawmaking session in Albany this month,
legislation banning tobacco on State University of New York campuses,
which failed to pass last year, can again be taken up for vote. SUNY's
tobacco-free initiative is derived from its five-year plan, which lists
a healthier New York as one of six main goals. The SUNY Board of Trustees
Island Schools Crack Down On Electronic Cigarettes
CBS Local - January 27, 2014
Fearing electronic cigarettes might be rigged to mask marijuana use,
some Long Island schools are banning the devices from their campuses.
Thomas Kiklas, co-founder of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette
Association, said the industry agrees with restricting the sale of the
product to minors, but ...
New York state of mind
Foster's Daily Democrat - January 26, 2014
New York City recently banned the use of e-cigarettes indoors as yet
another anti-tobacco measure (in the words of Reuters), even though
vaping involves no ...
districts banning e-cigarettes
Newsday - January 26, 2014
Long Island school districts are cracking down on electronic cigarettes,
adding specific campus bans on the devices to their anti-tobacco policies.
looks to extinguish e-cigarettes
WBFO - January 25, 2014
The NFTA is taking steps to eliminate the use of e-cigarettes on its
buses and trains.
Potsdam restricts tobacco use
WatertownDailyTimes.com - January 24, 2014
POTSDAM SUNY Potsdam began its long-announced tobacco-restricted campus
this year, limiting all tobacco use to approved zones....
Chill, Condos Don't
New York Times - January 24, 2014
Last year, smoking was banned at One Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, Richard
Meiers shimmering glass tower overlooking Prospect Park, at the urging
of Dennis Sughrue, the president of the condominium board. Secondhand
smoke, firsthand smoke it was really wrecking some peoples lives, Mr.
Sughrue said, especially because its impossible to seal off individual
units. As a result of the change, he said, many residents have stopped
smoking indoors, in part because we will impose significant fines upon
them if they do.
ban debate to address both sides of proposition
SU The Daily Orange (subscription) - January 23, 2014
According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are currently
67 college campuses in New York state with smoke-free policies. Fifty-five
advocates say NY underfunding preventive smoking ...
Legislative Gazette - January 22, 2014
"New York received an A for our smoke free air and an A for our
cigarette tax, ... to the gap between spending for anti-smoking efforts
and tobacco companies, ...
1908 NYC Women Were Prohibited From Smoking In Public
Gothamist - January 21, 2014
On January 21st, 1908 (that's 106 years ago today), the Sullivan Ordinance
was passed in New York City, which made it illegal for women to smoke
in public... because "Bowery moralist and political chieftan"
Little Tim Sullivan thought it was gross, or something. At the time,
he stated "he can get away with his ordinance even if it does infringe
slightly upon woman's inherent and constitutional rights." Naturally,
not a lot of women took this edict seriously, and two weeks later Mayor
George McClellan vetoed it. Here's a little look back at its short run...
officials consider no-smoking policy for parks
WatertownDailyTimes.com - January 14, 2014
Mr. Todd suggested the commission consider implementing a smoke- and
tobacco-free policy for its recreation facilities, Mr. Demo told town
board members last ...
Shops Open Even as City Cracks Down
New York Times - January 9, 2014
... the door at the Henley, urging customers to contact the New York
City Council to oppose a bill limiting the use of e-cigs that was to
be voted on the next week.
weighs in on what to do about smelly neighbors
Real Estate Weekly - January 9, 2014
Bad odors can cause big problems in residential apartment buildings.
From cigarette smoke to decaying food, many building owners and residents
go the legal route when bad smells get too out of hand. One story of
bad smells made headlines in July of last year, when The New York Post
reported that Diane Wells, an heiress and resident of tony Central Park
West building The El Dorado, was court-ordered to be more considerate
of her neighbors, after complaints over cigarette smoke filling the
hallways. Cigarette smoke is one of the biggest complaints Meltzer hears,
as well as marijuana smoke and odors from hoarding situations which
are usually caused by trash, food decaying and feces, whether human
or animal. If its cigarette or marijuana smoke, its really a temporary
fix, said Meltzer. Smoke travels in many different ways. It could go
from a tenant smoking in an apartment cracks a window, so the smoke
goes outside and can infiltrate in another tenants window through a
vent or window.Another common method is using positive pressure, whereas
if an owner is trying to clear a building from smoke, if it is a negative
pressure building, an owner can create positive pressure using fans
or ventilation to push the smoke out.Insulating outlets and switches
and installing door sweeps works a little bit, but you really have to
get to the root of the problem in order to get a more permanent fix,
said Meltzer. ...
Rights Group Fights Ban at Hudson River Park
NY1 - January 9, 2014
A smokers rights group has filed a lawsuit against Hudson River Park,
saying the smoking ban there is unconstitutional. The riverfront park
voted to ban smoking in 2012, but Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment
says only the State Legislature has the authority to do that.
CSD moves to ban e-cigarettes
The Daily News Online - January 7, 2014
ALBION Manufacturers and distributors of electronic cigarettes have
billed their product as a more healthy, less offensive option compared
to tobacco products, but they are no more welcome at schools than chewing
tobacco or old-fashioned cigarettes. The Albion Board of Education has
moved to codify a prohibition on the use and distribution of e-cigarettes
on school grounds.
Defense of E-cigarettes
Somewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog) - January 6, 2014
He saved his worst ban for last. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloombergs
nanny-state policies have left a trail of damage. His defeated soda
ban, the ban on food donations to homeless shelters and other antics
have cost New Yorkers money, jobs, food choices, and even their freedom
to give charity. But a bill passed by the City Council in December,
and signed by Bloomberg as one of his last official acts, could cost
New Yorkers their lives. The citys wide-ranging anti-smoking law now
forbids the use of relatively harmless vapor from e-cigarettes wherever
cigarette smoking is banned, not only in bars and restaurants, but in
parks and on beaches. For New Yorkers trying to keep their New Years
resolution to quit smoking, the ban is a bust.
to go around legislature, legalize medical pot himself
New York Business Journal - January 6, 2014
Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly about to shift state policy via
executive order and loosen regulations of marijuana for medical use,
reversing his previous position on the issue. According to a report
by the New York Times, Cuomo will invoke the Antonio G. Olivieri Controlled
Substance Therapeutic Research Program to bypass the state legislature
and allow as many as 20 hospitals statewide to begin prescribing marijuana
for certain diseases. The states Department of Health is expected to
develop standards for those prescriptions, the Times said.
Yes, ban smoking in parks
Albany Democrat Herald - January 2, 2014
The editorial opposed a smoking ban in state parks and that suggests
smoke in the open can be avoided by nonsmokers, simply by moving; that
is not possible ...
Defense of E-Cigarettes
Politix - January 2, 2014
He saved his worst ban for last. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's
nanny-state policies have left a trail of damage. His defeated soda
ban, the ban on food donations to homeless shelters and other antics
have cost New Yorkers money, jobs, food choices, and even their freedom
to give charity.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Signs Indoor E-Cigarette Ban
RedOrbit - January 1, 2014
In one of his final acts as the mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg
signed a law expanding the Big Apples ban on indoor smoking to include
electronic cigarettes, various media outlets have reported.
Vaping gives politicians the vapors
Odessa American - December 31, 2013
A few weeks ago, as the New York City Councils health committee considered
a ban on using electronic cigarettes in public, several fans of the
battery-powered devices sat in the audience, demonstrating their operation.
Im watching puffs of vapor go up in this room, said Councilman Peter
Vallone. It is confusing.
signs his last 22 bills, including e-cigarette ban
CNN - December 30, 2013
Michael Bloomberg signed a bill Monday to regulate the use of electronic
cigarettes -- one of 22 bills he signed at City Hall that are the last
he will sign as mayor of New York City, according to Evelyn Erskine,
his deputy press secretary.
12 Years of Mayor Bloomberg
New York Times - December 29, 2013
He created a healthier city, where smokers are now taboo in many public
and private spaces, where calorie counts are publicized and where trans
fats are forbidden. ...
Council votes Thursday to regulate electronic cigarettes
SILive.com - December 19, 2013
In its final legislation session of the year, the full City Council
will vote Thursday afternoon to regulate electronic cigarettes by amending
the Smoke-Free Air Act ...
Council To Vote On Indoor E-Cigarettes Ban
CBS Local - December 19, 2013
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) The New York City Council is expected to vote
Thursday on legislation to ban electronic cigarettes from indoor public
snuffs out fall 2014 smoke-free ban
The Register Star - December 17, 2013
College administrators quickly extinguished any notion for Columbia-Greene
Community Colleges trustees at Mondays meeting that the campus might
be tobacco-free by next fall, although they said the college can, and
will, eventually quit.
Bloomberg's Attack On E-Cigarettes Will Drive Ex-Smokers Back to the
Forbes - December 17, 2013
There is no reason to question why soon-to-be-former Mayor Michael Bloomberg
has once again sic'd his attack dog of a Health Commissioner, Tom Farley,
E-cig Ban Likely to do More Harm Than Good
Somewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog) - December 16,
Mayor Bloombergs going out with one last ban. The City Council, with
the administrations strong backing, is rushing through a law to treat
the vapor from e-cigarettes like tobacco smoke under the citys Smoke-Free
Air Act. The use of e-cigs, aka vaping, would be forbidden in indoor
and outdoor locations wherever smoking is banned.
Smoking AND Quitting Smoking Now Both to be Outlawed in ...
National Center for Public Policy Research - December 16, 2013
New York, NY - This week, the New York City Council is expected to vote
on a bill that would ban the use of e-cigarettes where cigarette smoking
chats with 'The View' hosts about his 12-year tenure
amNY - December 16, 2013
Whoopi Goldberg, who said she quit smoking during Bloomberg's tenure,
... He added he regretted that his plan to restrict the sale of large
sugary drinks fizzled.
not the place for tobacco
Gloversville Leader-Herald - December 16, 2013
Two major cities on opposite coasts have the right idea - they are not
selling tobacco in any of their pharmacies. San Francisco and Boston
are the leading cities taking the step towards preventing disease and
promoting healthier habits for their residents by not offering tobacco
products in their pharmacies. Several other cities in Massachusetts
are joining the effort as well.
Urges All New Yorkers to Stand Up Against Councilman ...
Sacramento Bee - December 16, 2013
NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- New Yorkers for Smarter Smoking
Alternatives (NYSSA) was formed to educate the public on electronic
trying to ban e-cigarettes is silly
New York Post - December 16, 2013
The key idea is that e-cigs somehow facilitate tobacco smoking but the
best evidence suggests the reverse, that they're mainly useful for (and
used by) people ...
industry fights New York City to avoid going up in smoke
Crain's New York Business - December 15, 2013
Four years later, Ms. Babaian is New York City's reigning maven of e-cigarettesbattery-powered
devices used to heat up and inhale liquid nicotine.
may deliver more toxins than smoke, researchers say
New York Post - December 14, 2013
E-cigarette users may be getting higher concentrations of toxins than
regular smokers because they inhale deeper and more frequently when
they puff, NYU researchers say. Although they are often touted as a
safer alternative, e-cigs, introduced in the States in 2007, haven't
been in use long enough to determine their health effects, ...
E-Cigarettes a Path to Quitting?
New York Times - December 13, 2013
The Case for Tolerating E-Cigarettes, by Amy L. Fairchild and James
Colgrove (Op-Ed, Dec. 9), and Two Cheers for E-Cigarettes, by Joe Nocera
Fredonia Campus Set To Go Tobacco-Free In January
Jamestown Post Journal - December 12, 2013
FREDONIA - Beginning Jan. 1, SUNY Fredonia will become an entirely
tobacco-free campus, following a directive from State University of
New York Chancellor ...
regroups after an anti-smoking law stalls
Capital New York - December 11, 2013
ALBANY-SUNY administrators hoping to implement a smoking ban next ...
with the individual campuses to institute smoking bans--a more labor-intensive
set to extinguish e-cigs
The Voice of Russia - December 10, 2013
NEW YORK (VOR) The debate over electronic cigarettes is heating up in
New York City, where a law is being proposed to implement the same ban
proposed e-cigarette ban: Bad for the gay community, bad for ...
Daily Caller - December 10, 2013
Last week, the New York City Council proposed a ban on vapor cigarettes
(e-cigarettes) that would not only limit personal freedom, but ultimately
have a ...
New York is boycotting the electronic cigarette
West - Welfare Society Territory - December 9, 2013
Electronic cigarettes don't help you to stop smoking. If anything, they
could boost numbers of nicotine addicts, according to Tom Farley, a
health commissioner ...
/ COLGROVE: The Case for Tolerating E-Cigarettes
New York Times - December 9, 2013
DEBATE over e-cigarettes battery-powered cigarette look-alikes that
heat liquid nicotine but emit a harmless vapor is raging. New York City
and Chicago are considering adding e-cigarettes to their bans on smoking
in bars, restaurants and parks, and Los Angeles is moving to restrict
e-cigarette sales, even though e-cigarettes dont generate smoke and,
while not proved to be entirely safe for users, are undoubtedly less
hazardous than tobacco cigarettes. If e-cigarettes can reduce, even
slightly, the blight of six million tobacco-related deaths a year, trying
to force them out of sight is counterproductive.
The Public Health Argument for E-Cigarettes
WNYC Radio - December 9, 2013
Amy L. Fairchild, professor, and James Colgrove, associate professor,
both of sociomedical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health
at Columbia, discuss their op-ed, "The Case for Tolerating E-Cigarettes,"
that ran in today's New York Times. ...
Caldwell: Tobacco-free campuses are growing across the ...
Poughkeepsie Journal - December 8, 2013
Is there a difference between tobacco-free and smoke-free? Tobacco-free
is a comprehensive term that means that no form of tobacco is allowed.
Two Cheers for E-Cigarettes
New York Times - December 7, 2013
Imagine a product a legal but lethal one that kills 400,000 Americans
a year. Public health advocates have been trying for decades to persuade
Americans not to use it. The industry has been sued and sued again,
but it is still operating profitably. One out of every five Americans
is addicted to the product. None of this is to say that electronic cigarettes
should be free of regulation. But they should be regulated for what
they are a pharmaceutical product that delivers nicotine, not a conduit
for tobacco poison. Let them make health claims
smokescreen: City Council's vote on e-cigarettes avoids reality
SILive.com - December 6, 2013
On its face, the New York City Councils refusal to add electronic cigarettes
to the citys existing prohibition of smoking in public places is probably
the right thing to do or not do, as it were. Inhaling nicotine is currently
legal, so long as the practice doesnt put others at risk from its byproducts
Nanny State Can Get You Killed
National Center for Public Policy Research - December 6, 2013
Washington, D.C. - On the same day that the Los Angeles City Council
moved to regulate e-cigarettes, the National Center for Public Policy
Research's Jeff Stier testified at a New York City Council Health Committee
hearing on a similar measure being rushed through the New York City
York City council debates banning e-cigs
Science Recorder - December 6, 2013
E-cigarette users lit up in a city council meeting this week to protest
the proposed ban on e-cigarettes which would equate them to standard
cigarettes and ban ...
SUNY smoking ban calls for community enforcement
Lamron - December 5, 2013
State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher recently proposed
a policy that would make SUNY schools tobacco-free environments. This
could prohibit use of all tobacco products on campus, including cigarettes,
e-cigarettes, pipes, hookahs and chewing tobacco. While this policy
was originally expected to go into effect Jan. 1, 2014, it has been
Health Commissioner Says E-Cigarettes Must Be Banned ...
Reason (blog)-by Jacob Sullum - December 5, 2013
The scientifically vague part was the justification offered by supporters
of a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes in "public places"
such as bars and restaurants ...
Were Vaping Indoors at New York City's Hearing on Whether to Ban Vaping
Motherboard (blog) - December 5, 2013
Now that electronic cigarettes are the new hot thingit's a $3.7 billion
industry and Manhattan's first boutique vape bar just opened in trendy
SoHothe city's debating whether to extend its smoking ban to the cigarettes
of the future.
may douse e-cigarettes in public spaces
Here Is The City - December 5, 2013
The New York City Council turned its sights on electronic cigarettes
during a public hearing Wednesday morning to discuss whether to ban
them from ...
users out in force at City Council hearing
New York Post-by Amber Sutherland - December 5, 2013
Smokers opposed to a proposal to snuff electronic cigarettes from public
places filled a City Council hearing room Wednesday and puffed away.
With no law on ...
City votes to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces, impose $1,000 fines
KSWT-TV - December 4, 2013
The Contra Costa Times reports (http://bit.ly/1bI8JyN) the Richmond
City Council voted Tuesday to adopt a new ordinance that would prohibit
Speaks Out On NYC Proposal To Ban E-Cigs In Public Places
Convenience Store Decisions - December 4, 2013
e-cig A hearing today by the New York City Council will debate a bill
that would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in places traditional cigarettes
Challenge to Indoor Smoking Ban
The Epoch Times - December 4, 2013
NEW YORKAbout 20 electronic cigarette users, some wearing nonsmoker
badges, defiantly puffed on their e-cigarettes during a health committee
hearing on the devices at City Hall Wednesday. The committee is considering
a bill to extend the indoor smoking ban to these battery-powered, smokeless
Urges NYC Body to Hold Off on E-Cig Amendment
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet) - December 4, 2013
NATO explained to committee members that electronic cigarettes do not
emit secondhand smoke because no tobacco is burned when an electronic
cigarette is used. Rather, electronic cigarettes users exhale a vapor
and a study conducted by ...
to hear both sides in e-cigarette regulation bill Wednesday
amNew York - December 3, 2013
The City Council's health committee is set to hold a hearing Wednesday
on legislation that would regulate e-cigs the same way as the city does
other tobacco products, banning them from use in parks, restaurants
Council To Consider E-Cigarette Ban
CBS Local - December 4, 2013
Supporters of the ban claim the E-cigarettes encourage young people
to smoke and become addicted to nicotine, which could lead to switching
to real cigarettes ...
of e-cigarette bar: We're going to fight city's proposed ban
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - December 4, 2013
Wednesday, the City Council is holding a hearing to discuss a bill that
would partially ban electronic cigarettes. Dan Mannarino went to Henley
Vaporium, the ...
de Blasios City Hall, Expect an Outsize Role for His Wife
New York Times - December 4, 2013
And she urged Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, to support politically fraught
measures like the ban on smoking in restaurants, persuading him to look
past his fears of a backlash.
Horner: Regulating E-Cigarettes
WAMC - December 2, 2013
Last week, legislation was introduced in New York City to regulate the
use of electronic cigarettes. For those who don't smoke, here's some
background. But the problem is one that must be addressed nationally.
Since there are no product safety standards, it is critical that the
FDA act. The FDA must develop and implement regulations extending its
authority to cover e-cigarettes and then develop and implement a regulatory
scheme for e-cigarettes.
York City Bill to Include E-Cigarettes in Clean Indoor Air Law ...
PR Newswire (press release ) November 27, 2013
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids strongly supports legislation introduced
in the New York City Council to include electronic cigarettes in the
city's clean ...
Joins Partnership On Smoke-Free Housing
Western Queens Gazette - November 27, 2013
The forum focused on both the health and financial benefits of living
in a tobacco-free environment. Smoking and secondhand smoke can worsen
conditions like ...
Common Council approves school bus stop smoking ban
Hornell Evening Tribune - November 21, 2013
The Hornell Common Council on Monday approved 9th Ward Alderman John
Buckley's proposed smoking ban at school bus stops. The ban prohibits
Post Discovers People Using Marijuana Vaporizers In Movie Theaters,
Gothamist - November 14, 2013
Unless you're the NY Post, the existence of expensive high-end marijuana
vaporizers and e-weed contraptions is not exactly a new thing. People
have been using e-cigs to get high as long as e-cigs have existed, and
items like the Volcano Vaporizer have been around for almost a decade.
But if you are the NY Post, then you better sit down for this one: well-off
yuppies like to smoke marijuana too. And they like to do so in public!
Ban on Flavored Cigarettes Concerns E-Cigarette Manufacturers
The Inquisitr - November 14, 2013
New York Mayor Michael Bloombergs proposed ban on flavored cigarettes
in retail stores has attracted attention from e-cigarette manufacturers
across the country. The proposal, which would restrict the sale of all
cigarette flavors except menthol and tobacco in almost every location
in New York City, would have a direct impact on e-cigarettes.
tobacco ads try to lure kids
SILive.com - November 13, 2013
How magnificent. New York passes the law to raise the age to purchase
tobacco products from 18 to 21. However, the problem still stands on
display. I believe that advertisements and display products should be
of Canandaigua passes smoking ban
Daily Messenger November 13, 2013
After 19 months of discussion, the city of Canandaigua has passed a
tobacco ban for certain areas in the city. The ordinance prohibits smoking
cigarettes, cigars, pipes or any other form of tobacco in, on, or within
100 feet of any playground in city parks, along with the Kershaw Park
swim beach area.
electronic cigarette store opening
North Country Now - November 9, 2013
An electronic cigarette store is opening on Main Street. The store is
called Gourmet Vapor, and owner Eric Kreizman said expected to open
the store at 2 Main St., near Market Street, this week
okays smoking bans
The Island Now - November 7, 2013
The Nassau County Planning Commission recommended leaving two village
anti-smoking measures in Great Neck in the hands of local municipalities
at its Thursday meeting, clearing the path for the Village of Great
Neck and the Village of Great Neck Plaza to prohibit new businesses
that profit from on-site smoking. The move allows the villages boards
to move forward with a simple majority vote on eight-month moratoriums
on new smoking businesses, introduced following controversy over the
permitting of a planned hookah lounge in the Village of Great Neck.
wake of NYC bill, views split on tobacco age
USA TODAY - November 7, 2013
Student and expert reactions are mixed after the approval of a bill
that raised the tobacco-buying age to 21 in New York City last week.
nursing home bans all forms of smoking
YNN - November 7, 2013
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- A new ban at Willow Point Nursing Home stops visitors
and employees from smoking in the facility. Residents have not been
able to smoke on campus for awhile now. The recent ban at Willow Point
comes after a New York State Law passed in August that prohibits smoking
on and around the properties of all hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.
Employees have not been able to smoke since the end of October. Employees
are no longer allowed to smoke within 15 feet of the most external border
of the building.
York Mayor's Withdrawal of Display Ban a Win for Electronic ...
Washington Times - November 6, 2013
So the recent withdrawal of Bloomberg's proposal to ban in-store cigarette
displays was a win for manufacturers of tobacco and electronic cigarettes
around the ...
York to Ban Smoking in Parks? How About the Seneca ...
Niagarafallsreporter.com - November 5, 2013
On the one hand, it tried and failed to ban cigarette smoking in state
parks, ... New York banned smoking in bars, restaurants and other indoor
facilities in 2003.
bans pose constitutional questions
The Daily Cougar - November 5, 2013
Smoking bans pose constitutional questions ... Whether to take on the
long, drawn-out battle entailed by a display ban, she added, will be
up to his successor.
York City Council Raises Legal Age to 21 for Tobacco Buyers
Businessweek - October 31, 2013
New York's City Council voted to raise the legal age to buy tobacco
products and electronic cigarettes to 21 from 18, to keep young people
NYC OKs ban on tobacco sales to minors
CNBC.com - October 31, 2013
Young New Yorkers who want to light up will soon have to wait for their
21st birthdays before they can buy a pack of smokes after lawmakers
in the nation's most populous city voted overwhelmingly to raise the
tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21.
tobacco age raised to 21 but still 18 for weed bongs
New York Post - October 31, 2013
The anti-smoking legislation part of Mayor Bloomberg's war on Big Tobacco
is supposed to keep kids from getting hooked on the cancer-causing habit.
York to Raise Age Limit of Cigarette Use to 21 'to save more lives'
Headlines & Global News - October 31, 2013
The decision was made to save more lives and is applicable on both traditional
and electronic cigarettes. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is surely very
glad of ...
York OKs Raising Age For Tobacco Purchases To 21
NPR (blog) - October 30, 2013
In pushing the bill, city officials said that the younger people begin
smoking, the more likely they were to become addicted. And they pointed
out that while the ...
Age 21 to buy cigarettes? What're they smoking?
amNY - October 30, 2013
The City Council is blowing smoke if it thinks raising the minimum age
for tobacco sales to 21 will stop younger people from lighting up. It
won't, any more than laws against marijuana keep kids away from weed.
What the measure might do is make the city's black market for cigarettes
even more robust. ... The black-market buyers want to dodge the nation's
highest tobacco taxes ... Imagine a cigarette vendor trying to tell
soldiers just off the plane from ...
York City Council Takes Bold Action to Further Reduce Smoking
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) October 30, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC Today New York City has once again taken historic action
to further reduce tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death.
We commend the New York City Council for approving bills that establish
a minimum price for cigarettes and little cigars, stop tobacco industry
discounting schemes and prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone
under the age of 21. These bold steps will dramatically reduce youth
tobacco use and serve as models for the rest of the United States and
30-Minute Interview: Jeffrey I. Brodsky
New York Times - October 30, 2013
Q. Was it your idea to institute a smoking ban in all your rentals?
A. Id like to say that it was an organizational commitment. We
needed somebody to push it and I think I was definitely a person whos
tried to do that. We initiated it actually in 2009...
smoking ban expands to outside hospitals, nursing homes
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin - October 30, 2013
The state's smoking ban was bolstered Tuesday when a new law made it
illegal to smoke on the grounds of hospital and nursing homes. Although
many hospitals already have outside "smoke-free" areas, the
new law will make it illegal to smoke on the property...
banning smoking on hospital grounds goes into effect
Mid-Hudson News - October 30, 2013
ALBANY A law that prohibits smoking outdoors on the grounds of
hospitals and residential health care facilities, including within 15
feet of a building entrance ...
Law and Ordinance Committee OKs school bus stop ...
Hornell Evening Tribune - October 29, 2013
The city's Law and Ordinance Committee on Monday approved the ban, which
would prohibit smoking at school bus stops within a 30-foot radius during
Council Measure Raising Cigarette Purchase Age To 21 Now Includes E-Cigs
New York Daily News - October 30, 2013
E-cigarette advocates flocked to protest the change -- including some
who puffed smokeless butts while the meeting was in session. "I
used to smoke almost a pack a day. They helped me quit," said Ilona
Orshansky, 29, who owns the Vapor Lounge New York i
new cigarette regulations likely to include electronic cigarettes
New York Business Journal - October 30, 2013
An employee displays a model electronic cigarette at the ProVape Inc.
facility in ... since they generally do not contain tobacco, instead
delivering nicotine to the ...
The Daily News - October 30, 2013
Lighting up will soon be a thing of the past at Wyoming County Community
Hospital. Smoking will be banned on any of the WCCH grounds, or inside
its buildings. All employees, patients and visitors are included. The
new rule becomes effective Friday in accordance with state law. Outdoor
designated smoking areas will be removed as part of the change. ...
Empower NY parks in smoking fight
Poughkeepsie Journal - October 30, 2013
In 2003, New York was one of the first states to broadly ban smoking
in the ... Now a majority of states have such comprehensive smoking
bans in place.
Display Ban Up In Smoke As NYC Anti-Cig Bills Pass
Law360 (subscription ) - October 29, 2013
Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 6:36 PM ET) -- The New York City
Council's health committee on Tuesday approved two anti-smoking bills
Point goes smoke and tobacco free
WBNG-TV - October 30, 2013
Willow Point goes smoke and tobacco free ... Broome County recently
announced that Willow Point Nursing Home will now be smoke free and
banned at healthcare facilities starting Nov. 1
Utica Observer Dispatch - October 28, 2013
Starting Nov. 1, staff and visitors wont be able to smoke in hospitals
and residential health care facilities in New York or on their grounds.
Officials at the three Oneida County hospitals stressed their support
of the new state ban on Monday.
Schools to Ban Electronic Cigarettes
Patch.com - October 28, 2013
The Levittown School District's ban on cigarettes on school grounds
will soon include electronic cigarettes. Superintendent Dr. James Grossane
said at ...
Drops Bid to Ban Display of Cigarettes
New York Times - October 27, 2013
A highly contested bill to require stores to keep cigarettes out of
sight has been quietly dropped from a package of anti-tobacco measures
that would make New York the first city to raise the legal smoking age
to 21. Administration officials cited an unresolved debate over electronic
cigarettes as a reason for scrapping the display ban.
School of Public Health Launches NYC Health Survey
The Jewish Voice - October 25, 2013
The New York City Health Department and the CUNY School of Public Health
recently announced that they are conducting the second New York City
Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES). ... NYC HANES helps
us get a better look at how New Yorkers are doing and determine ways
we can improve the citys health, said Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas
Farley. For example, ten years ago, blood tests in NYC HANES showed
that New Yorkers were breathing in more second-hand smoke than elsewhere
in the country. In part because of these results, the Citys parks, beaches
and hospital entrances are now smoke-free. An updated NYC HANES will
allow us to gain critical insights about overall health in New York
City and will directly set directions for public health for the next
Staten Islanders can take part in health survey
Staten Island (NY) Advance - October 22, 2013
Almost 10 years ago, nearly 100 Staten Islanders participated in a health
survey that led to some important changes in New York City, including
the fact that Franklin D. Roosevelt boardwalk and beach became smoke-free.
The citywide survey found that New Y
banned on grounds of New York general hospitals and ...
HR.BLR.com - October 22, 2013
However, residential facilities may establish designated outdoor smoking
areas for patients and their guests not closer than 30 feet from air
intake or exhaust ...
The Stylus - October 22, 2013
The College at Brockport has attempted to enforce a campus nonsmoking
policy, but it seems to have failed. This is not only annoying for nonsmokers,
banned for Nursing Home staff
Plattsburgh Press-Republican - October 20, 2013
Franklin County Nursing Home employees will not be allowed to smoke
on facility grounds after Oct. 29 unless state health officials say
otherwise. A new state law that takes effect in less than two weeks
bans smoking on the grounds of general hospitals ...
smoking ban bylaw approved
Niagarathisweek.com - October 17, 2013
A ban on smoking in playgrounds, parks, baseball diamonds, soccer pitches,
public pools and splash pads in Niagara has been approved by regional
Is the Fanboy-Charged Future of Cigarettes and Weed
Motherboard (blog) - October 16, 2013
How do you know when a trend is officially in vogue? When it scores
1,700-square feet of real estate in SoHo. New York City's first e-cigarette
bar, The Henley ...
outdoor smoking at VGN hookah bar - The Island Now: News
theislandnow.com - October 17, 2013
They voluntarily wish to modify the terms of their conditional-use
permit eliminating all ... and a requirement that the substance smoked
be a tobacco-free fruit blend. ... pipes and e-cigarettes, that Celender
said could pose public health risks.
rules should be more strictly enforced
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - October 15, 2013
But let's be real: For us nonsmokers, it's just a huge inconvenience.
Although I'm not completely in favor of a full campus-wide smoking ban,
something has to be ...
Cigarettes Bar in New York an Instant Success Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - October 15, 2013
Manhattan bar opens door for electronic cigarettes users as New York
gets its first bar solely dedicated to e cigarettes with reviews from
users suggesting that it ...
law prohibiting smoking at playgrounds takes effect
CNY Central (Syracuse, NY) - October 14, 2013
The next time you take your kids to the park, you will not have to worry
about smoke filling the air where they are playing. A new statewide
law prohibiting smoking at playgrounds between took effect last week.
It applies at all parks between sunrise an
Law Group Wins Victory Against NYS Parks Department Over Smoking Ban
Law Firm Newswire - October 14, 2013
Joshpe Law Group LLP, a Manhattan-based law firm, filed the Article
78 proceeding on behalf of C.L.A.S.H., a smokers rights organization
founded and run by Audrey Silk. The suit argued that any statewide curtailment
on smoking rights could only be passé
Smoking out the truth about e-cigarettes
New York Journal News - October 13, 2013
State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, D-Ossining, drafted legislation in
September to treat e-cigarettes the same as tobacco cigarettes. The
bill would prevent the use of the electronic version in public spaces.
"From my perspective, it's very confusing to b
to hold hearing on banning smoking in parts of the Common
Foster's Daily Democrat - October 13, 2013
ROCHESTER The City Council on Tuesday will hold a public hearing
regarding whether to prohibit smoking in some areas of the Rochester
overturns smoking ban in state parks
Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle - October 12, 2013
The city of Rochester has been looking to go further than the state
regulation and prohibit people from lighting up at any time in city-maintained
parks, ball fields or along trails. The city proposal, which officials
had said would be sent to City Counc
parks are ordered to halt outdoor smoking ban ($$)
PallTimes.com (subscription) - October 11, 2013
New York state parks officials must stop enforcing their recent ban
on outdoor smoking, a state judge ordered, agreeing with a smokers'
rights group that the state exceeded its authority.
snuffs out smoking ban for parks
WNYT - October 11, 2013
A New York State judge is ordering state parks officials to stop enforcing
a recent ban on outdoor smoking.
strikes down smoking ban in New York state parks
Business Standard - October 11, 2013
A US judge has ordered an end to a smoking ban imposed in public parks
and beaches across New York state last February. A New York-based group,
Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harrassment (C.L.A.S.H), had challenged
the ban, on the grounds that parks had exceeded their authority. New
York State Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia ruled in their favour,
declaring that the state parks agency had "extended their reach
beyond interstitial rulemaking and into the realm of legislating."
York State Parks' Outdoor Smoking Ban Blocked by Judge (1)
Businessweek - October 11, 2013
New Yorks ban on outdoor smoking in state parks was blocked by a judge
after a smokers-rights group argued that the Office of Parks, Recreation
& Historic Preservation exceeded its authority.
Village Seeks New Smoking Ban
Great Neck Record - October 11, 2013
The Village of Great Neck will introduce a proposed new law on Oct.
15, one that will call for a six-month moratorium to allow the village
time to consider banning a permit for any new business that will permit
smoking of any kind on the premises. The plan for a moratorium follows
this past summers controversy following the permit given for a hookah
lounge to open in the historic wedding cake building on Middle Neck
Road. Village code, written many years ago, permitted, subject to certain
conditions, a business such as a hookah lounge, where non-tobacco products
are allowed to be smoked. It fell within the definition of a restaurant.
Release: CLASH wins lawsuit against smoking ban
Rockland County Times - October 11, 2013
NYS PARKS DEPT'S OUTDOOR SMOKING BAN STRUCK DOWN IN COURT. ... bans
smoking within state parks, including beaches, playgrounds and pools.
Vapologist will see you now: Inside New York's first e-cigarette bar
The Week Magazine - October 11, 2013
Electronic cigarettes are most commonly used as a substitute for the
real thing, a tool for smokers to wean themselves off the traditional
variety while still getting ...
Casinos' dubious promise
Albany Times Union - October 9, 2013
State officials are promising more school and local aid and other benefits
if New Yorkers allow casinos Because notwithstanding their assurance
that more money will go to problem gambling, there is nothing to stop
them from cutting back on funding for such programs, just as the state
has shortchanged anti-smoking efforts while it rakes in millions in
tobacco settlement money.
Bar That Could Actually Make E-Cigs Cool
NYU Local - October 9, 2013
I knew two things about e-cigarettes before today: (1) that the kid
perched on the Washington Square Park fountain wearing a Class of 2017
shirt smoking one looked stupid and (2) that they emit this eerie blue
light and that some critics, according to a vague Google search, call
them dick-shaped cyborgs. Nevertheless, I decided to check out The Henley
Vaporium, a coffee-juice-vapor lounge in Soho that officially opens
Friday and will be the first location in New York that caters to electronic
cigarette users. The shop, although still unfurnished, has this cool,
earthy vibe to it and would definitely be the the type of place I would
visit with friends if I had friends. I digress.
Unlikely Turn, Bloomberg Convenes the Mayoral Rivals
New York Times - October 9, 2013
He played up Mr. de Blasios roots in suburban Massachusetts, where Mr.
Bloomberg grew up, and zeroed in on policies, like the smoking ban,
on which the two have agreed. ...
Forms to Oppose New York Electronic Cigarette Bill
Long Island Exchange - October 9, 2013
New York City retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and members of the
public today formed New Yorkers for Smarter Smoking Alternatives (NYSSA)
to combat legislation seeking to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes
in certain indoor areas throughout the state. The bill introduced to
the Assembly on Friday will categorize electronic cigarettes as smoking
devices, restricting their use anywhere smoking is prohibited.
health fee increases to aid smoking cessation
Stony Brook Statesman - October 3, 2013
As the legislation that aimed to ban tobacco on New York State campuses
by Jan. 1, 2014 was put on hold, the $1.50 increase fee per semester
for the Student Health Services will still cover nicotine cessation
products, counseling and workshops for student smokers in addition to
other programs, according to Program Evaluator for the Center for Prevention
and Outreach Ahmed Belazi.
mulls ban on smoking businesses
The Island Now October 3, 2013
The controversy surrounding a recently approved hookah lounge in the
Village of Great Neck is spurring legislative action by the villages
board, which introduced a possible moratorium on businesses that profit
from on-site smoking at Tuesday nights meeting.
Legislation Would Re-Classify eCigs
FOX 40 News WICZ TV - October 3, 2013
New legislation in the State Assembly would re-classify e-cigarettes
and put them in the same category as conventional cigarettes, cigars,
and pipes. Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, a Democrat from Ossining, has
proposed the bill which would prevent e-cigarettes from being used in
public places where ...
Legislators Nix Tobacco Ban
Hudson Valley Reporter - October 2, 2013
MAHOPAC, NY- Legislators voted 7-2 Wednesday night to snuff out a controversial
ban on tobacco sales in county pharmacies. Legislators Sam Oliverio
Jr. and Barbara Scuccimarra were the sole supporters of the ban, which
would have prohibited the sale of tobacco products in any pharmacy or
store which contains one. Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Alan
Beals drafted the legislation, arguing that places of wellness and healing
should not sell products which kill so many of their users. Pharmacies
traditionally have been trusted points of care and wellness, Beals said
when the ... When used as directed, cigarettes kill half of their users.
... to ban the sale of those products from any retail establishment
that has a pharmacy. ...
says university officials should ban tobacco on campus due ...
SU The Daily Orange (subscription) - October 1, 2013
On Sept. 30, The Daily Orange Editorial Board published its opinion
on the prospect of a campus-wide ban on tobacco use: there should not
be one. Allow me to open up the other side of the argument The rights
of smokers do not overpower the rights of non-smokers and vice versa.
But the status quo is a complete domination of a minority over a majority.
The university cannot stand by and let the rights of non-smokers be
trampled on, let their health be negatively impacted and let its grounds
be an example of a backward model.
Its time: Snuff out public smoking
New York Daily News - September 29, 2013
Allow cigarettes in private places, restaurants included -- just not
in common space / As I left last Sundays Jets game, choking on
a supersized cloud of cigarette smoke created by thousands of desperate
addicts, a long festering op-ed idea returned to ...
officials should not ban tobacco on campus, despite results of ...
SU The Daily Orange (subscription) - September 30, 2013
Another factor in the decision to ban tobacco is the interaction between
tobacco users and non-users and the potential for second-hand smoke.
Still, this does ...
Votes On Pharmacy Tobacco Ban This Week
Hudson Valley Reporter - September 29, 2013
He said similar bans are becoming more and more common, and it would
be an ... "When used as directed, cigarettes kill half of their
users. It seems to me it's important to ban the sale of those products
from any retail ... Sixty-two percent of the residents we polled are
in favor of banning the sale of tobacco in pharmacies."...
Introduces Bill to Restrict E-Cigarette Use
Hudson Valley Reporter - September 29, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has introduced legislation
that would classify electronic or e-cigarettes in the same category
as tobacco ...
forms task force to investigate having smoke-free campus
Daily Orange - September 26, 2013
The university's Campus Sustainability Committee has created a task
force to explore the option of making the school a tobacco-free campus
... There are about 1,182 smoke-free campuses in the United States,
according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a national lobbying
organization for nonsmokers.
Despite ongoing controversy, e-cigarette serves as part of young adulthood
Daily Orange (Syracuse University) - September 26, 2013
For these health organizations like the FDA, it was never
too early to get a jump on that inevitable nanny legislation. Theyre
already setting out plans for marketing and product restrictions for
the e-cig in the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, no defi
complex will be smoke-free
Queens Chronicle - September 26, 2013
The Rev. Richard McEachern, pastor of the Macedonia AME Church in Flushing,
discusses making the church's affordable housing project into a smoke-free
Auburn Citizen - September 25, 2013
AUBURN | When it comes to tobacco, the Cayuga County Legislature shares
a ... limit his peers' exposure to tobacco products and pro-tobacco
legacy should be protected
Financial Times - September 23, 2013
His ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and parks will deliver an improvement
in ... similar bans are doing in countries that have also imposed such
Pushes for Smoke-Free Residential
Commercial Observer - September 23, 2013
The Partnership for a Healthier NYC is hoping that the city's residential
owners will follow Related Companies' lead set earlier this year and
ban smoking in their ...
ban on city of Canandaigua's October agenda
Canandaigua (NY) Daily Messenger Post - September 22, 2013
A law that would ban tobacco use within 100 feet of public playgrounds
in the city of Canandaigua will be introduced during the Oct. 3 City
Council meeting. The ordinance is the result of more than 17 months
worth of discussion on a potential smoking
Charities office in Fulton goes smoke free
Valley News (blog) - September 21, 2013
Using the resources of the Tobacco Free Network of Oswego County, Catholic
Charities has gone tobacco free both inside and outside of its building.
CIGARETTES: Putnam Moves Closer to Ban ($$)
The Putnam County Courier (subscription) - September 20, 2013
Cigarette smokers may soon find themselves without having the opportunity
to buy cigarettes at their neighborhood drug store in Putnam County.
The Legislatures Health and Education Committee last week moved a step
closer to banning the sale of cigarettes at local pharmacies by forwarding
the measure to the full legislature for approval next month.
officials consider smoking ban
News 10NBC - September 20, 2013
How would you like your favorite park to be smoke-free? City officials
want to make that happen. News10NBC has learned about a proposal to
ban smoking in ...
catch on citywide and face a big backlash
New York Post - September 19, 2013
Its the middle of New York Fashion Week and the stylish crowd of celebs,
designers and wannabes are filing into the front row. As the models
sashay down the runway, a puff of what looks like white smoke rises
from the crowd, but no one seems to mind. Its not a carcinogen cloud,
but vapor from Njoy, an electronic-cigarette brand that looks just like
the real thing. The e-cigs were a popular freebie at this months style
summit, with fashionistas stuffing packs of the reusable, smokeless
products into their Fendi bags, allowing them to get their nicotine
fix anywhere, smoking bans be damned.
Housing Authority Weighing Implementation of Tobacco Free ...
YourErie - September 16, 2013
According to a survey taken by residents in Erie County public housing,
69 percent of residents say they don't smoke, 55 percent say they aren't
in favor of prohibiting smoking in outside open areas and 52 percent
say they aren't in favor of prohibiting smoking inside apartments or
housing. The executive director of the Erie Housing Authority says residents
aren't able to smoke in community areas. He says they will compare this
years survey with last years to determine whether or not they will implement
a tobacco free rules.
New York chefs want to ban 'tacky and intrusive' e-cigarettes ...
Daily Mail - September 16, 2013
As electronic cigarettes become more and more widely used, restaurant
owners and chefs are having to take a definitive stance on the use of
them in their own establishments. While some fine dining eateries allow
the glowing cylinders, others have banned them for various reasons,
like the notion that they bother other patrons, their likeness to actual
cigarettes, and even simply because they appear tacky.
sales of electronic cigarettes to protect minors
Albany Times Union - September 16, 2013
A national survey found that the percentage of high school students
who had ever smoked e-cigarettes jumped to 10 percent in 2012 from 4.7
percent in 2011; ...
ban back on Canandaigua Ordinance Committee agenda
MPNnow.com - September 16, 2013
After several citizens appeared at the September City Council meeting
to voice support of a law that would ban tobacco use in city of Canandaigua
parks, the ...
kicks butts: Smoking no longer allowed under Pike Plan canopies
Kingston Daily Freeman - September 15, 2013
... Gallo put into effect a law banning smoking beneath the Uptown Kingston
sidewalk ... When the Common Council adopted the ban, Alderman Robert
Senor, who chairs ... Kingston also has banned smoking in city-owned
vehicles, including police cars. Violators of any of the city's smoking
bans can be fined up to $100.
Lieberman, L.; Diffley, U.; King, S.; Chanler, S.; Ferrara, M.; Alleyne,
O.; Facelle, J., "Local
tobacco control: application of the essential public health services
model in a county health department's efforts to Put It Out Rockland,"
American Journal of Public Health [Epub ahead of print], September
In 2000, Rockland County, a small suburban county north of New York
City, dedicated $1 million of its Master Settlement Agreement funds
to a comprehensive tobacco control program, Put It Out Rockland. Developed
and implemented by the county health department, this program used an
essential public health services model and an ongoing financial investment,
within the context of strong statewide tobacco control efforts, to lower
adult smoking rates to 9.7% and to reduce both smoking among youths
and exposure to secondhand smoke over the ensuing decade. By combining
state funds and local dollars for a total of $6.75 cost per capita,
this comprehensive effort yielded 11 000 fewer smokers and translated
to a potential savings of more than $24 million for the county.
Electronic Cigarettes Announce New Expansion in Staten ...
SBWire (press release) - September 11, 2013
With Clearette E-Cigs expansion into Staten Island, we hope to see the
number of smokers decrease and have them switch to Clearette Electronic
Moves Closer To Banning Tobacco In Pharmacies
Hudson Valley Reporter - September 11, 2013
Several legislators argued that banning cigarette sales in pharmacies
and ... are separate issues, and the ban may not have the impact legislators
hoped it ... When we banned smoking in the workplace in the 1990s,
we were one of ... 62% of the residents we polled are in favor of banning
the sale of tobacco in pharmacies.
Challenge Backs Tobacco-Free Pledge
SUNY Cortland News - September 10, 2013
Healthy lungs, fresh breath and freedom from an expensive addiction
might not be incentive enough for some members of the SUNY Cortland
community to quit ...
State moves smokers 5 more feet toward smoke-free
Oswegonian - September 6, 2013
Oswego State will be a smoke-free campus by 2014, a change many students
welcome, though the details of the policy remain questionable. On April
19, the Oswego State websites campus news section featured a post on
the new policy, indicating that starting in fall 2013, the smoking perimeter
from the building entrance has been moved to 25 feet, from 20 feet in
2012. By 2014 the whole campus should be a smoke-free area. The policy
follows the SUNY Board of Trustees approval of a comprehensive tobacco-free
policy on all 64 SUNY campuses by Jan. 1, 2014 and Chancellor Nancy
L. Zimphers task force for a tobacco-free SUNY.
Brook University Axes Tobacco-Free Initiative For Now
Patch.com - September 5, 2013
Stony Brook University officials have scrapped plans to ban the use
of all tobacco products on its properties beginning in 2014 at least
until the state legislature takes action on a formal ban, according
to a report published this week by campus newspaper The Statesman. The
ban was set to bring SBU into compliance with state legislation that
would have outlawed the use of tobacco products on all SUNY campuses
legislation that failed to pass during the state legislature's most
recent session according to The Statesman. While the university announced
plans last year to go tobacco-free in 2014, it will not move forward
with it at this time.
tobacco out of our pharmacies
The Journal News | LoHud.com - September 2, 2013
Re Pharmacy tobacco ban studied; Putnam legislators look to decrease
smoking rates, July 21 article: Recent comments comparing me to New
York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a busy body and a nanny are ridiculous.
I am a doctor. For more than 30 years I have guided and advised my patients
to live healthier, more productive lives. Today my responsibility extends
to all the residents of Putnam County.
Mayoral Candidates on Public Health
New York Times - September 1, 2013
Some of Mayor Michael R. Bloombergs health policies banning smoking
in most public places, posting calorie counts in chain restaurants have
become so entrenched, even popular, that it is hard to imagine they
would be rolled back by his successors.
York considers raising smoking age to 21
HLN-TV (CNN) - August 27, 2013
Soon, you could have to be at least 21 to buy cigarettes in the nation's
largest city. New York is considering raising the legal age to buy tobacco
urged to ban smoking in parks
Gloversville Leader-Herald - August 23, 2013
JOHNSTOWN - A non-profit organization has approached the Common Council
about making the city's parks "smoke free." Sue Arminio, coordinator
of Amsterdam-based Project Action, addressed the council on Monday night
at City Hall. She said city parks should be smoke free.
The Daily News Online - August 23, 2013
The Village of Perry is a step ahead of New York state when it comes
to keeping public space smoke-free. The Village Board voted unanimously
on July 1 to ...
goes smoke free at its parks and playgrounds
WatertownDailyTimes.com - August 23, 2013
LOUISVILLE The Town Council voted to adopt a smoke-free policy at its
parks and recreational facilities. One selling point for the policy
was simply that the ...
to Become a Smoke-Free Campus
University Herald - August 22, 2013
Efforts to introduce a smoke-free place have been underway since 2010.
"On Aug. 21, the smoking prohibition will be expanded to cover
all university grounds, ...
Clean Air, Clean Hearts
Farmingdale Observer - August 15, 2013
It has been 10 years since you have been asked smoking or non? in New
... Experts estimate secondhand smoke causes up 128,900 heart attacks
Islanders voice opinions on mayoral candidate John Liu's ...
SILive.com - August 15, 2013
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It's no pipe dream: New York would get a $431
million budget buzz were marijuana legalized for adults and taxed in
the five boroughs, Comptroller John Liu said Wednesday.
Bill Could Be the End of E-Cigarettes
The Epoch Times - August 14, 2013
NEW YORKElectronic cigarettes might soon be subject to heavy regulation,
if certain proposals by the NYC Health Committee get passed. Though
they do not ...
dangerous are e-cigarettes, if at all?
Queens Chronicle - August 14, 2013
There is no regulation in the City that prohibits the use of electronic
cigarettes (e-cigarettes) by patrons in food service establishments
or individuals in other ...
advocates to table at shopping center carnival
Utica Observer Dispatch - August 14, 2013
Reality Check in Madison, Oneida and Herkimer Counties, a branch of
the national organization against deceptive marketing of tobacco products,
will be touting ...
Smoking ban burns bars
Niagara Gazette - August 14, 2013
I walked into Judi's Lounge the other day and felt just like I had entered
into an episode of that old TV show "Cheers." It was a late
August afternoon in the Military ...
Dep't Issues Smoking Regulations Reminder
Madison County Courier - August 17, 2013
Electronic cigarettes (often known as e-cigarettes) are battery-powered
devices that allow users to inhale a vaporized liquid nicotine mixture
instead of tobacco ...
Mayor Proposes to Extend Display, Coupon, Flavored Tobacco Bans to E-Cigarettes
CSPnet.com - August 14, 2013
In March of this year, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced
his support for two local tobacco ordinances that would ban tobacco
displays in retail stores located in the city, restrict coupon redemption
and multi-package pricing and ban the sale of flavored tobacco products,
except in specialty tobacco bars. *Include electronic cigarettes in
the definition of tobacco products. *Ban displays of electronic cigarettes
from the public view except when an electronic cigarette ...
York City Comptroller Says To Tax And Regulate Marijuana
THE Weed Blog (blog) - August 14, 2013
New York City Comptroller John Liu announced the release of a report
calling for a system to tax and regulate marijuana for adult recreational
Lounge Approval Draws Ire
Great Neck Record - August 14, 2013
The concerns are twofold: First, the health consequences of outdoor
smoking, the ... In hindsight, we would have perhaps set more restrictions
if neighbors had ...
Close, Can't Compete With Tax-Free Nation
Niagarafallsreporter.com - August 14, 2013
There are fewer restaurants now than before the casino. Backbreaking
taxes, a smoking ban, and restaurants in the tax-exempt Seneca Niagara
On Peach Schnapps E-Cigarettes? Enjoy it While it Lasts
Wall Street Journal - August 13, 2013
The bills before the council would also raise the legal age to buy cigarettes
to 21, and restrict the amount of advertising, while also cracking down
on illegal smuggling of cigarettes from lower tax states into New York,
where packs can cost around $15. This is all coming from the office
of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a prominent crusader against unhealthy choices
ranging from transfatty baked goods to unacceptably salty food and improperly
A Growing Choice For Mount Vernon Smokers
The Daily Voice - August 12, 2013
The Center for Disease Control reported earlier this year the number
of American adults who use electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes,
rose from 10 ...
York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg takes aim at e-cigarettes
7Online.com - August 12, 2013
... cigarettes are banned from most buildings in New York City, and
now it appears the Bloomberg administration has its sights set on electronic
LOCAL LAW To amend the administrative code of the city of New York,
in relation to raising the sales age from eighteen to twenty-one years
for cigarettes and tobacco products (PDF)
Scribd - August 11, 2013
Electronic cigarette marketing is often designed to deter smokers from
quitting and to attract youth. According to recent studies, electronic
cigarette use is increasing among youth and young adults. Sales of electronic
cigarettes doubled from nearly $300
Call to Action! New York City Ordinances Would BAN Flavored E-Cigarettes
And More -- Int 1020 & Int 1021 (UPDATED -- Action Needed!)
Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) -
August 10, 2013
CASAA has just learned that the Department of Health completely disregarded
the concerns of vapers. An updated ordinance was leaked to CASAA and
no substantive changes have been made. Indeed, the ordinance is actually
worse than it was before,
News: Tobacco Consultant, Trade Association Blast NYCs Silent War On
Convenience Store Decisions - August 9, 2013
UPDATE2 3:02 p.m. with comments from Thomas Kiklas, co-founder of The
Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA) UPDATE 2:39 p.m.:
Includes comments from Greg Conley, Legislative Director for Consumer
Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives As
Is Trying To Snuff Out Your E-Cigs
Gothamist - August 9, 2013
The Bloomberg administration is quietly working to explicitly categorize
electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and enact a sweeping ban on
flavored e-cigs. The details of the plan come from a newly leaked draft
of three tobacco-related bills currently making their way through the
City Council; one would raise the tobacco age to 21, while another would
prohibit the display of cigarette advertising in stores. A third bill
would prohibit the use of tobacco coupons, create a $10.50 price floor
for cigarette packs, and increase the fines against those selling illegal
New York City Mayor Bloomberg want to ban e-cigarettes too?
Fox News - August 9, 2013
They argue that electronic cigarettes are far less harmful than regular
cigarettes and have helped many former adult smokers to quit smoking
by switching to less ...
Falls motel The Edge goes smoke free
WatertownDailyTimes.com - August 8, 2013
Staff and guests are breathing easier at The Edge Hotel, 3952 State
Route 12, after the facility went smoke free Aug. 1. It was an easy
decision, owner Tracy Hurilla said. If we only had smoking rooms left,
we lost business. They would go elsewhere, she said.
years in Erie history: 2006 -- Smoking targeted
GoErie.com - August 8, 2013
The ban prohibited smoking in all enclosed public places in Erie County,
... Clean air supporters finally got a smoking ban when state lawmakers
passed a law in ...
Clean Air, Clean Hearts
Hicksville Illustrated News - August 7, 2013
It has been 10 years since you have been asked smoking or non? in New
... Experts estimate secondhand smoke causes up 128,900 heart attacks
Smoking ban led to healthier state
Poughkeepsie Journal - August 7, 2013
It seems hard to believe, but this summer marks the 10th anniversary
of the state's level-headed decision to ban smoking in restaurants and
bars and in most ...
Grounds Smoking Ban Signed Into Law
WAMC - August 5, 2013
Legislation that would prohibit smoking outdoors on the grounds of hospitals
and residential healthcare facilities has been signed into law by the
governor. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D,
Suffern), prohibits smoking outdoors including within 15 feet of a building
entrance or exit or within 15 feet of the entrance to or exit from the
York Hospitals Grounds Are Now Mandated Smoke-Free
Patch.com - August 5, 2013
In less than 90 days, Westchester and Rockland County hospitals will
all be required to model their practices after Phelps Hospital and Westchester
the smoke clears: Ten years have passed since smoking ban
Glens Falls Post-Star - August 2, 2013
Hundreds of cities, including Glens Falls, have passed local bans, and
even more are ... And for Reilly, one of Stalker's clients on Thursday,
banning smoking in ...
Years Of Clean Indoor Air In Tompkins County
Lansing Star - August 2, 2013
The state law, which went into effect on July 24, 2003, banned smoking
in almost ... 3-2003, implemented smoking restrictions designed to protect
the health and ...
Restriction Signage Posted At Local Playgrounds
Glen Cove Record Pilot - August 2, 2013
The Glen Cove Substance Abuse Free Environment Agency (SAFE, Inc.),
the Tobacco Action Coalition of LI (TAC) and the City of Glen Cove,
have announced the expansion of the citys tobacco restrictions that
were implemented in 2011 to include all of the citys parks, beaches
and all youth-oriented aspects of the Stanco Park.
Readers sound off on e-smokes, sophmoric puns and A-Rod
New York Daily News - August 1, 2013
I was disappointed to read the Daily News puff piece on e-cigarettes
(Vapor trail, July 31). Glorifying a product whose contents are unknown
to us is questionable at best. There is no evidence that shows the vapors
emitted by e-cigarettes are safe ...
free environment coming to SCCC
WXXA - July 31, 2013
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Schenectady County Community College becomes a
smoke free environment beginning September 1st.
issue goes up in smoke at may oral forum
Crain's New York Business (blog) - July 31, 2013
At a may oral forum in Washington Heights Tuesday morning sponsored
by the Bodega Association, the candidates were not forced take positions
on two Bloomberg administration bills unpopular among store owners.
One would raise the smoking age to 21 while the other would ban tobacco
display s in stores. Those are two top issues for the association heading
into the post-Bloomberg era.
Cuomo signs legislation to create upstate casinos, public must ...
North Country Now - July 31, 2013
Four new casinos will be allowed in upstate New York, pending a public
referendum this fall. Under the casino plan outlined in the new law,
all localities in the ... The Gaming Commission is authorized to investigate
the suitability of the gaming license applicant, including character
and financial stability , and sets criteria for licensing individuals
and businesses employed by or doing business with the resort. Destination
gaming resorts and all related service industries will be strictly and
comprehensively regulated by the Gaming Commission. The minimum gambling
age in destination gaming resorts will be 21, and no smoking will be
authorized in the four destination gaming resorts.
Campus smoking ban ill-conceived
Spotlight News - July 31, 2013
Recently, the SUNY Board of Trustees approved a ban on smoking on state
... myself, I began to wonder about the logistics behind campus-wide
Horner: The Anniversary Of NY's Smoke Free Law
WAMC - July 30, 2013
Albany is well known for its overblown promises and rhetorical hype.
Often newly passed laws are promoted as historic and criticisms of health
reforms paint a picture of the end of civilization as we know it. But
sometimes Albany really does respond by tackling real problems, ignoring
fantastic criticism and passing laws that make a difference. Such is
the case with the states Clean Indoor Air Act.
Celebrates 10 Years of Indoor Smoking Ban
Patch.com - July 27, 2013
Then New York decided in July 2003 that it had to change and became
the second state in the country, after Delaware, to pass legislation
that bans smoking in ...
: Friend or Foe?
WAMC - July 26, 2013
A decade after Clear Indoor Air Act severely limited indoor smoking
in New York, the focus has turned to e-cigarettes battery-powered devices
that deliver ... Elaine Keller is the president of CASAA, Consumer Advocates
for Smoke-free Alternatives Association, a non-profit clearinghouse
for information about alternatives to smoking. Nevertheless, the long-term
health effects of e-cigarettes are unknown. Capital District Tobacco-free
Coalition director Judy Rightmyer is among those who fear that the devices
will introduce and encourage smoking among children and possibly lead
to future use of tobacco products.
puts ban on electronic cigs
Queens Chronicle - July 25, 2013
The MTA has officially included electronic cigarettes in products that
are banned from being used on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North
Considers Banning Cigarette Sales at Pharmacies ($$)
The Putnam County Courier (subscription) - July 25, 2013
Putnam Considers Banning Cigarette Sales at Pharmacies. ERIC GROSS.
Cigarette smokers may soon find themselves without having the opportunity
Co. lawmaker pushing to ban sale of cigarettes in pharmacies
WXXA - July 25, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. Ten years have passed since the passage of the smoking
ban inside of bars and restaurants in the state of New York, and now
an Albany County lawmaker is also pushing a new proposal to ban the
sale of cigarettes in pharmacies within the county.
Fighting Heart Disease
Plainview Old Bethpage Herald - July 25, 2013
It has been 10 years since you have been asked smoking or non? in New
... Experts estimate secondhand smoke causes up 128,900 heart attacks
firms open fire on Bloomberg
New York Daily News - July 24, 2013
In Facebook ads and on a website, a group sponsored by tobacco giant
R.J. Reynolds urges New Yorkers to tell City Council members we
need leaders, not nannies and that raising taxes and implementing
a ban on the display of tobacco products is a bad id
Our view: Keep up the fight against smoke
Auburn (NY) Citizen - July 24, 2013
more work remains to be done to cut down on the number of people who
haven't quit smoking yet, and the ones who pick up the habit before
they even realize it's a habit.
years later, Auburn restaurant owners reflect on effects of Clean Indoor
Auburn (NY) Citizen - July 24, 2013
On the other hand, Patricia Glanville, owner of Costello's Restaurant
in Auburn, said the law put a lot of people out of business in Cayuga
County. Glanville fought the act in a legal battle that lasted several
years after the law was passed. Costello's
Celebrating 10 years of breathing clean indoor air in NY
Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record - July 23, 2013
This Wednesday, thousands of New Yorkers will be celebrating the 10th
anniversary of the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act, the historic
law that eliminated smoking in most workplaces including bars, restaurants,
bowling facilities and bingo halls, pro
Smoking Ban Turns 10, But 25000 Still Die Each Year
CNY News - July 24, 2013
Indoor Smoking Ban Turns 10, But 25,000 Still Die Each Year ... The
state law that went into effect July 24, 2003 banned smoking in almost
all workplaces, bars, ...
a Minute: Clean Air Act 10 years old; eateries still thrive
Dansville-Genesee Country Express - July 24, 2013
The new research suggests that a nationwide ban on smoking in public
and ... In 1989, the Clean Indoor Air Act was passed, banning smoking
in workplaces. ... research community that with time, more health benefits
from smoking bans will ...
decade of smoke-free dining celebrated
The Register Star - July 23, 2013
A decade of smoke-free dining celebrated. Karen dePeyster is program
director of the Rip Van Winkle Tobacco Free Action of Columbia and Greene
concerned with 'poison pill' in gambling legislation
Legislative Gazette - July 23, 2013
The Coalition Against Gambling in New York is lashing out against what
they call a "poison pill" in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Upstate New
York Gaming Economic Development Act. If the constitutional referendum
is approved by voters this fall, the governor's gaming plan will be
enacted and allow up to four, 21-and-up, non-smoking casinos in the
upstate area with a seven-year moratorium on any downstate casinos south
Lung association: Ban e-cigs
Newsday - July 22, 2013
We applaud the Long Island Rail Road for including e-cigarettes in its
... There is no evidence that shows the vapors emitted by e-cigarettes
are safe for ...
bills, pharmacy tobacco ban spark reader comments
The Journal News / Lohud.com - July 22, 2013
Medical bills, pharmacy tobacco ban spark reader comments ... Last time
I checked, tobacco products are legal and purchased by adults. Suggestion
Smoking at cafes -- so European, and unwelcome
amNY - July 22, 2013
Every summer brings seasonal fashions that, when you take a closer look,
are probably ill-advised: straw fedoras, gladiator sandals and, of particular
annoyance, lighting up a cigarette in a sidewalk cafe and pretending
you're on the Left Bank in Paris instead of Greenwich Village. Or maybe
the diners smoking in sidewalk cafes on Hudson Street actually are from
Paris and don't know smoking at restaurants was banned in New York City
10 years ago.
Years Of New York's Indoor Smoking Ban Helped Curb Smoking Rates and
Reduced Hospital Admissions
ThinkProgress - July 22, 2013
Wednesday marks the 10-year anniversary of New Yorks indoor smoking
ban. Public health advocates, bar and restaurant workers, and patrons
largely agree that the ban led to healthier environments, and the available
evidence suggests that it helped lower the overall smoking rate and
hospital admissions due to heart attacks.
to Ban Smoking on Hospital Grounds Has Rockland Roots
Patch.com - July 22, 2013
Smokers in Rockland and New York State have seen a crusade in recent
years to shrink the places they can light upfrom train platforms to
playgrounds to the ...
indoor smoking ban has changed much in 10 years
News 10NBC - July 22, 2013
New York marks the 10th anniversary of its landmark indoor smoking ban
this week with advocates saying thousands of lives were saved while
even opponents ...
bar smoking ban is 10 years old
Albany Times Union (blog) - July 22, 2013
New York States Clean Indoor Air Act, which will be 10 years old on
Wednesday, was widely feared by the hospitality industry, but the concern
proved largely groundless.
indoor smoking ban has changed much in 10 years
Associated Press / Albany Times-Union - July 21, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Smoky restaurants and offices and even smoke-filled
bars, buses and trains are mostly a historical image in New York as
the state marks the 10th anniversary of its landmark indoor smoking
ban, which advocates say saved thousands of lives while most of its
opponents' worst fears blew away.
considers banning cigarette sales in pharmacies (video)
The Journal News / Lohud.com - July 21, 2013
A campaign to prohibit tobacco sales in pharmacies has taken root in
municipalities throughout the nation, with at least one Lower Hudson
Valley county considering the ban. Putnam weighs tobacco ban in pharmacies:
Like many communities across the nation, Putnam County lawmakers are
discussing a proposal to prohibit the sale ...
encouraging smoke-free parks during National Picnic Month
News 10 Now - July 20, 2013
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- To celebrate National Picnic Month, tobacco cessation
experts are encouraging people to take advantage of the expanded smoke-free
areas in ...
Questions for Mayoral Candidate Joe Lhota
Wall Street Journal - July 20, 2013
I think [banning smoking in bars] was the right thing to do, I was surprised
with how world-wide the smoking ban has become at bars. ... sell than
it was because I was in the Giuliani administration when we banned cigarettes
says smoking ban would require hundreds of supporters
Saugerties Times - July 20, 2013
Pack prices have doubled in the last decade. Nearly all public buildings
and businesses are smoke-free, as are Saugerties parks. The community
college campus is smoke-free. So is much of Uptown Kingston. Could Saugerties
village streets be next? Not unless hundreds ask for it, said Mayor
committee OKs tobacco law
Dunkirk (NY) Observer - July 20, 2013
MAYVILLE - A local law regarding tobacco use on county-owned and leased
properties is closer to going into effect. The Human Services Committee
reviewed a local law prohibiting the use of tobacco, tobacco products,
electronic cigarettes and herbal cigar ...
Clean Indoor Air Act: 10 Years of Smoke-free Air
Huffington Post - July 19, 2013
Those of us who dined out in the '80s and '90s can remember being asked
whether we wanted a smoking table or non-smoking table, as I do. Thankfully,
the generations that follow us have never had to endure a dinner and
a night out with friends dampened by clouds of toxic secondhand smoke
-- and never will -- thanks to landmark legislation that protects us
from such harmful experiences.
Jamestown (NY) Post-Journal - July 19, 2013
MAYVILLE - A local law regarding tobacco use on county-owned and leased
properties is closer to going into effect. The Human Services Committee
reviewed a local law prohibiting the use of tobacco, tobacco products,
electronic cigarettes and herbal cigarettes on ...
out the Nanny State
Troy Messenger - July 17, 2013
Smoking bans provide a great vehicle to examine paternalism. ... Making
everyone exercise or banning smoking restricts the freedom of adults
who have made ...
I'm happy people don't smoke indoors
Oneida Dispatch - July 17, 2013
The more I learn about the dangers of secondhand smoke, the more I am
so thankful for the Clean Indoor Air Act, which was enacted 10 years
ago. I know there ...
LIRR makes the right call in snuffing out e-cigarettes
Newsday - July 17, 2013
Now, the LIRR is citing that rule to ban electronic cigarettes on trains.
... Advocates for electronic cigarettes claim they are cleaner than
tobacco cigarettes ...
State takes Clean Indoor Air benefits outside
The Journal News | LoHud.com - July 17, 2013
New York has moved ahead with smart restrictions. E-cigarettes cannot
be sold to those under 18, and the state has banned smoking them within
100 feet of a ...
Expected to Adopt Tobacco Policy for City Outdoor Recreation Sites Tuesday
SaratogaWire - July 16, 2013
The City Council will be voting Tuesday on a resolution that officially
creates a tobacco-free zone at all of the citys outdoor recreational
LIRR Bans E-Cigs
New York Observer - July 16, 2013
While they aren't completely safe (scientists at University of Athens
found they damage the user's lungs) electronic cigarettes pose no second-hand
risk, unlike ...
Not Allowed on LIRR
Complex.com - July 16, 2013
On Friday, he learned that legistlation which prohibits smoking on trains,
platforms and at stations also includes electronic cigarettes. "Our
lawyers have looked ...
Applaud NY Playground Smoking Ban
Patch.com - July 15, 2013
While most may think of playgrounds as a safe place, some believe they
can be made dangerous when children are forced to inhale secondhand
smoke. Thats why New York State Legislators and health advocates are
praising Gov. Andrew Cuomo for approving a bill that would ban smoking
on public playgrounds.
signs law to ban playground smoking
13WHAM-TV - July 15, 2013
Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law to ban smoking at outdoor ... They
note that the state has recently banned smoking on train platforms,
and that New York ...
Smoking ban covers electronic cigarettes
Newsday - July 14, 2013
The Long Island Rail Road thanks you for not smoking on its trains --
even if it's not really smoke. Responding to concerns raised by a commuter
watchdog group, the LIRR has clarified its policy on smoking to also
include a ban on electronic cigarettes.
Extends Commuter Train Smoking Ban To E-Cigarettes
CBS Local - July 14, 2013
Even though defenders of electronic cigarettes point out they are not
blowing smoke in ... Restrictions are already in place statewide on
Smoke-Friendly Joints Still Blow Smoke In Bloomberg's Face: Gothamist
The Gothamist [Blog] - July 14, 2013
The freedom to smoke $15 tubes of detritus sprayed with tobacco juice
and chemicals wrapped in bleached paper is as fleeting as it is cherished.
Today the Post identified the fourteen establishments left in New York
City that are Licensed To Kill (with indoor smoking), and their grey-lunged
patrons are predictably prickly, especially when Mayor Bloomberg comes
up. "Id blow smoke in his face, 63-year-old veteran Richard Velez
said. I cant stand the jerk.
Bloomberg comes to Troy
Troy Messenger - July 10, 2013
The city of Troy's smoking ban of course just extended prohibitions
on ... Politicians will vote for measures like smoking bans for many
reasons, like if one of their ...
APOV: Higher tobacco taxes and smoking bans could save lives
Daily News - July 9, 2013
David Levy from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington has
done extensive research on this subject and has found that measures
such as these can, in fact, drastically reduce the morbidity rate. Six
million people die every year from smoking an
youth from tobacco addiction
Gloversville Leader-Herald - July 10, 2013
I would like to commend Project ACTION Tobacco-Free Coalition of Hamilton,
... from the dangers of tobacco marketing through their Point of Sale
Campaign. ... 31.6 million packs of cigarettes are bought or smoked
by New York state children.
Several medical facilities in area adopting tobacco free hiring policies
New York Post - July 8, 2013
Organize to Oppose NYC Tobacco Ordinances
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet) - July 3, 2013
New York City retailers have joined together to form the Save Our Stores
Coalition to oppose these proposed restrictions. To date, 3,813 New
York City small businesses have joined the Save Our Stores retail coalition
to fight ordinance proposals that wou
bylaw or hot air?
Niagarathisweek.com - July 4, 2013
The Region of Niagara has now wrapped up its effort to seek comments
and opinions from municipalities in the region in their effort to ban
smoking in outdoor ...
Zones expanded in parks, historic sites
Mid-Hudson News - July 6, 2013
Recent studies have shown that outdoor secondhand smoke can reach ...
Eliminating smoking in outdoor public places, especially where families
gather, is an ...
Peterson: Landlord allows outdoor smoking for tenants
Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle - July 6, 2013
We own and manage 20 very nice apartments ... our leases state that
the building is "smoke free." ... but someone who smokes can
live there, as is the case with two of our tenants. Like everywhere
else in their life, they go outside to smoke. ...
September 2013 semester brings smoking, tobacco ban
The Business Review (Albany) (blog) - July 1, 2013
Schenectady County Community College is going smoke-free. Individual
SUNY schools can adopt a smoke-free policy, but SUNY's systemwide ban
requires approval by the state legislature. The measure has not been
Initiative Makes Anderson Tower Tobacco Free
Jamestown Post Journal - June 26, 2013
More and more properties throughout the county are taking the initiative
to become smoke free. Tuesday, the William B. Anderson Tower, located
at 9 Crane St., ...
& Heard: Smoking Banned in Hudson River Park
Tribeca Citizen - June 26, 2013
A reader points out that the Hudson River Park rules now forbid smoking
in all ... the last I had heard of it, although the ban may have
happened a while ago.
Jamestown Post Journal - June 26, 2013
More and more properties throughout the county are taking the initiative
to become smoke free. Tuesday, the William B. Anderson Tower, located
at 9 Crane St., ...
bans smoking on hospital grounds
The Legislative Gazette (NY) - June 25, 2013
A bill passed through the Legislature last week that would prohibit
smoking on and around hospital grounds and nursing homes throughout
New York state. The legislation (A.1115-a/S.1987-a) sponsored in their
respective houses by ...
Hospital Anti-Smoking Bill Awaits Cuomo's Approval
Patch.org - June 24, 2013
The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, D-Rockland, and Sen.
Jack Martins, R-Mineola, was passed by the Assembly earlier this week.
The legislation will now go to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his consideration.
Committee Makes Presentation To Legislators
Jamestown Post Journal - June 24, 2013
During the recent Human Services Committee meeting, committee members
heard a presentation from members of the county's Tobacco-Free Outdoor
- NY Senate Open Legislation - Prohibits smoking on the grounds of general
hospitals and residential health care facilities
New York State Senate - June 22, 2013
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
prohibiting smoking on hospital grounds and residential health care
facilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prohibit smoking on the
campus grounds and within 15 feet of the ...
Passes Bill to Ban Smoking Within 15 FT of Health Facilities
Long Island (NY) Exchange - June 22, 2013
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-C-I, Mineola) has announced the State Senate
has passed legislation (S.1987-A) he sponsored that would prohibit smoking
within fifteen feet of all general hospitals, residential health care
facilities and other state licensed ...
intervention key to reducing future smokers
The Livingston County News - June 21, 2013
Colleges adopting a tobacco free policy are protecting young adults
against the harm of tobacco use by creating college communities where
students and faculty ...
Bee Champ Visits Albany, Suggests Smoking Ban
City & State - June 20, 2013
Legislators yesterday adopted a resolution celebrating Arvind Mahankali,
the 2013 National Spelling Bee champion. The Queens resident met state
asks for smoke free parks in Silver Creek
Evening Observer - June 19, 2013
SILVER CREEK - Nine months with no action taken has not stopped resident
Melissa Shaw from pursuing smoke free parks in Silver Creek. Shaw approached
a super model: Walk Cayuga County's trails
Auburn Citizen - June 18, 2013
The Cayuga County Tobacco Free Partnership is pleased to announce the
... The following areas have been established as tobacco-free to help
promote a ...
Noted: Investing in marijuana, smoking in apartments, crime-fighting
New York Business Journal - June 17, 2013
Business Times The Related Cos., one of New York's most influential
landlords, has decreed that smoking will be banned in all of its rental
units across the country. The rollout will happen incrementally
Smoking ban expanded at parks
Plattsburgh (NY) Press-Republican - June 16, 2013
Beyond the health issue is the matter of litter. Far too many smokers
feel it's their birthright to discard their cigarette butts in whatever
they perceive as a convenient ash tray: under a tree, into the gutter,
onto the sidewalk, wherever they happen ...
Smoking ban expanded at parks
Plattsburgh Press Republican - June 16, 2013
The state has expanded the areas where smoking will be banned this year
at the state's parks and historic sites. Smokers might take umbrage
at the idea that ...
Banned In Rental Units, Including Terraces, At All Related Properties
The Gothamist [Blog] - June 14, 2013
One of the nation's biggest landlords is banning smoking in all 40,000
rental units across America. Starting this month, new tenants at Related
Companies' apartments must sign a document promising not to smoke inside
their apartments, nor on their privat
Smoking Ban in All Related Companies Rentals
New York Times - June 14, 2013
... a major landlord has banned smoking in all of its apartments across
the country. As of this month, the Related Companies has decided that
tenants can no longer light up in the 40,000 rental units it owns or
Opposes Oneida Indian Tax Settlement
Convenience Store News - June 13, 2013
The New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) released a statement
expressing opposition to the proposed casino, land claim and taxation
agreement between the Oneida Indian Nation, New York State, and Madison
and Oneida Counties. The agreement is
ban aims to make Troy 'healthier'
Troy Messenger - June 13, 2013
Plans to extend the smoking ban in the City of Troy appear headed for
council ... More important, it also bans the use of water pipes for
smoking tobacco in public ...
Troy Soon Be Smoke Free?
WTVY, Dothan - June 12, 2013
Although it may not be possible to cut out smoking entirely, the city
is trying to put their foot down about lighting up in public. Johnny
Witherington, Troy City ...
considers smoking ban; members support idea
Troy Messenger - June 12, 2013
The Troy City Council entertained a first reading of the City
of Troy Smoke Free Air Ordinance of 2013 at its Tuesday meeting,
and council members expressed ...
lounge, restaurant opens
Gloversville Leader-Herald - June 8, 2013
"So my partner, who is from New York City, he says they're all
over there, and he said, ... Patrons can pay to use a hookah at the
lounge, and each get their own ...
Stop picking on smokers, crack down on drinkers
Buffalo News - June 7, 2013
I read the May 31 letter about banning smoking in the Seneca casinos.
Well, heres a thought for the person who wrote that letter: Why dont
you stop breathing because of the pollution in the air and stop eating
because of the chemicals in our food and water? Why should the Senecas
ban smoking in their casinos? There is a non-smoking area. If that's
not good enough, then go to a non-smoking casino. Watch the ...
Ban tobacco from pharmacies
Albany Times Union - June 6, 2013
Countries across the globe commemorated World No Tobacco Day on May
31. It seems unfathomable to learn that the United States is not the
world leader that ...
NY Flavor Ban Would 'Leapfrog FDA Regulation'
CSPnet.com - June 6, 2013
First came Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban tobacco displays
in New York City. Then, both New York City and state introduced legislation
to raise the age to purchase tobacco products to 21. Now, the American
Cancer Society is pushing for New York to become the first state to
restrict the sales of all flavored tobacco products (although New York
City and Providence, R.I., have already banned the sales of such products).
SMOLDERING ISSUE from The Troy Messenger
wwntradio - June 6, 2013
About seven establishments in Troy will be affected if the city passes
an across-the-board ordinance that prohibits smoking in all public places.
In 2006, the city created an ordinance that did away with smoking in
restaurants and the Troy City Council recently considered amending that
ordinance to include banning the use of water pipes within the city
limits. At the May 28 council meeting, Councilman Johnny Witherington
withdrew a proposal he backed for a water pipe ban, citing a need for
tougher measures wiping out smoking in public places entirely.
smokes are targeted at kids, NY Cancer Society says
Deseret News - June 3, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. They come in brightly colored, shiny packages in fun flavors
like chocolate, blueberry, gummy bear, wine and pink berry. But the
American Cancer Society says the little cigars and packages of loose
tobacco are aimed at kids and are just as deadly as cigarettes. The
American Cancer Society is pushing to make New York the first state
to enact a comprehensive restriction on the sale of candy- and fruit-flavored
cigarillos, chewing tobacco and tobacco used in water pipes. Its proposal
would restrict the sale of all fruit- and candy-flavored tobacco products
to tobacco shops, banning those products from convenience stories.
Looking at Smoking Ban
WTVY, Dothan - May 29, 2013
At first they proposed ordinance to ban water pipes, or hookahs, but
the council ... The city already banned smoking in restaurants so this
would just expand their ...
Interview: Encouraging Smoke-Free Buildings in NYC
Multi-Housing News - May 29, 2013
New YorkSmoking is a hot-button issue when it comes to apartments. Cigarettes
can cause a lot of damage to an apartmentnot to mention the health riskwhich
is causing a lot of buildings to go smoke-free. MHN speaks to Rachelle
Rochelle, borough manager of the Brooklyn Smoke-Free Partnership, part
of the NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City, about how the Coalition
educates property managers about why they should consider going smoke-free
in their buildings.
pharmacies recognized for putting health first
Evening Observer-May 29, 2013
Representatives from the local Bureau of Tobacco Control programs will
be visiting pharmacies in Chautau-qua and Cattaraugus coun-ties that
do not sell ...
and Tobacco Free Broome Celebrate World No Tobacco Day
WBGH - May 28, 2013
In recognition of World No Tobacco Day 2013, Reality Check and Tobacco
Free Broome & Tioga will be educating fans about effective ways
to protect youth ...
the smoking ban led to MORE people being hurt
WSB Atlanta - May 26, 2013
Follow us here, this gets a little complicated but its worth it. The
law banning indoor smoking is about ten years old with some unintended
consequences beginning to pop up. In New York there has been a rise
in people being injured outside bowling alleys. The reasoning is that
smokers who step out for a puff in bowling shoes are falling making
trips to the emergency room.
approves tobacco ban
Adirondack Daily Enterprise - May 25, 2013
SARANAC LAKE - The Harrietstown board has outlawed the use of tobacco
in the town's parks and other properties. The town board unanimously
approved a local law ...
Rochester Housing Authority to implement smoke free ...
News 10NBC - May 23, 2013
Come October, the Rochester Housing Authority is implementing a new
smoke free policy in all of its buildings. That means residents won't
even be able to ...
ban for cars? NYS lawmakers make proposal
News 10NBC - May 23, 2013
Some state lawmakers want to make it illegal to smoke in your car. Under
this proposal, if a driver has a passenger under the age of 14 and is
then caught lighting up, they can be fined. One of the backers of this
bill cited a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying
secondhand smoke kills 60,000 people a year. The lawmakers say it's
even more dangerous for children who are still developing. What do you
think? Is it a case of too much government involvement, or is this just
what New York State needs? ...
Housing Authority considered smoke free housing initiative
News 10NBC - May 22, 2013
If you're going to light up, you'll have to move out. That's the message
to hundreds of renters. The Rochester Housing Authority is implementing
a new smoke free policy. Officials say the policy with allow the authority
to eliminate second hand smoke, improve indoor air quality, decrease
maintenance costs and help prevent fires. They say the new policy will
help protect all of their residents.
propose smoking ban in cars
WNYT - May 22, 2013
They cite a report by the environmental protection agency that blames
second-hand smoke for more than 60,000 deaths each year and they say
it's even more ...
to toe with Big Tobacco: Cayuga County youths confront Phillip Morris
execs in NYC
Auburn (NY) Citizen - May 22, 2013
Anti-tobacco youth groups from across the country met face-to-face with
executives and shareholders of tobacco manufacturer Phillip Morris International
in New York City May 8. Among those in attendance were Matthew Jones,
of Auburn, and Adrianna Greco,
and New York Reach Agreement
Indian Country Today Media Network - May 22, 2013
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and New York State have reached an ... to
collect sales tax equal to or greater than New York State and counties'
taxes on ... customers and must adhere to the state's minimum pricing
for cigarettes. However, the announcement from SRMT and the state made
no mention of cigarette taxes.
spring, another state parks smoking fight
Legislative Gazette - May 20, 2013
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that New York's smoke-free areas
will be expanded to state parks and historic sites to allow New Yorkers
and visitors the enjoyment of clean air without secondhand smoke. The
expansion will take effect for the 2013 peak summer season and will
carry a fine of up to $250 plus surcharges if individuals fail to comply.
But a smokers' rights advocate who successfully stopped a similar ban
from being implemented last year, says not so fast. Audrey Silk, of
New York City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment, or NYC CLASH,
filed a lawsuit in early April to stop the most recent efforts to limit
smoking in state parks.
Union Square Condo Bans Smoking Everywhere, Even On The ...
Gothamist - May 17, 2013
Oh, cigarette smokers, is there no place left for you in this city?
Cancer sticks have been kicked out of restaurants, bars and parks, and
now more private residences are getting into the anti-tobacco mix: a
Union Square condo building has just banned smoking in all of its units
and public areas, making it the biggest residential development in the
country to do so. Homeowners at Zeckendorf Towers, a massive 647-unit
development that was built at 1 Irving Place in the 1980s, voted for
the ban on April 30th, with nearly 84 percent of voters supporting the
board tells residents to Butt out
Real Estate Weekly - May 17, 2013
In another testament to change in Union Square and how New York has
changed, homeowners in Zeckendorf Towers, the 29-story, 647-unit building
constructed on the site of the defunct S.Klein Department Store, voted
overwhelmingly to become a entirely smoke-free residence last week,
sending the Marlboro and the Newport the way of the Marc Ballroom and
Virgin Records. 83.5 percent voted in favor to prohibit smoking in both
residential units and public areas for all new residents. Existing owners
and residents can smoke for 3 more years before they have to butt out
zones expanded in state parks
EmpireStateNews.net - May 15, 2013
ALBANY - Expanded outdoor smoke-free areas will be in effect within
state parks and historic sites for the 2013 peak summer season. The
full list of designated ...
Cigarettes are causing more harm than guns
Buffalo (NY) News - May 14, 2013
smoking is responsible for 443,000 deaths annually; 49,000 related to
exposure to secondhand smoke. Daily, more than 3,800 people under 18
years of age start smoking. Thats more than 1 million future victims...
comments on state park smoking ban: Rights vs. responsibility
Syracuse.com - May 14, 2013
Smoking is now banned at this and other park locations in New York.
... A renewed ban on smoking at New York state parks went into effect
the Cigarette Sales Age to 21: Politics Meets Paternalism
Huffington Post - May 13, 2013
Hostility toward adults who choose to smoke a legal product under the
... But government has no place restricting the rights and privileges
of adults in order to ...
running out of room
Times Herald-Record - May 14, 2013
Smokers have to wonder where they can go next. First it was laws that
prevented them from lighting up in offices, stores, restaurants and
even bars. That pushed them outside in all kinds of weather, offering
yet another incentive to give up the habit. Now, the state has come
up with a new round of restrictions on outdoor smoking at state parks
and historic sites.
smoke free areas at New York State Parks
YNN - May 13, 2013
Smokers will now have to put out their cigarettes if they want to enjoy
the great outdoors in a state park. Governor Cuomo announced the state
is expanding the number of smoke free areas at state parks, pools, historic
sites, and beaches.
Zones in NYC Parks Expanded for Summer
The Epoch Times - May 11, 2013
State parks and historic sites will see expanded outdoor smoke-free
zones for the 2013 peak summer season, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.
extends smoke-free areas at parks, historic sites
Times Herald-Record - May 10, 2013
New York has expanded the smoke-free areas in state parks and historic
sites for the 2013 summer season, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.
Sales of Tobacco
New York Times - May 7, 2013
I suggest banning all tobacco sales in pharmacies. Pharmacies that supposedly
desire to promote the health of our citizens sell cigarettes, and the
cigarette tax fight hampered by low fines
Wall Street Journa l- May 6, 2013
Of the 1,105 licensed tobacco retailers inspected by New York City's
sheriff last ... Shops caught selling untaxed cigarettes currently face
fines of around $150 per ... legislation to increase cigarette taxes,
including Minnesota, Massachusetts, ...
Come Out With Your Hands Up
New York Times - May 5, 2013
Bill Sothern, an expert at detecting residential mold ... To resolve
complaints about secondhand smoke, Mr. Sothern said, the simplest and
cheapest solution is to install an exhaust fan in the smokers
apartment. The alternative is to retrofit a ...
University to be Tobacco-Free By 2014
University Herald - May 3, 2013
Husson University has launched an 18-month campaign to eliminate on-campus
tobacco use. ...
Retailers Blame Mayor for Black Market Cigarette Trade
NACS Online - May 3, 2013
Tobacco retailers are ratcheting up their fight against Mayor Michael
Bloombergs latest tactic to curb smoking, Politicker reports. The New
York Association of Grocery Stores railed against the mayors proposal
to ban in-store displays of tobacco, a minimum price for cigarettes
and forbidding retailers from participating in tobacco manufacturer
coupons. The City Councils committee on health is holding hearings on
the matter starting today.
Circ. Won't Rehear Challenge To NYC Tobacco Limits ($$)
Law360 (subscription) - May 2, 2013
Law360, New York (May 02, 2013, 1:54 PM ET) -- The Second Circuit refused
Wednesday to reconsider its ruling upholding a New York City law restricting
the sale of flavored smokeless tobacco, rejecting an Altria Group Inc.
unit's plea for a rehearing on the grounds the ordinance is federally
preempted. In February, the appeals court affirmed a New York federal
judge's decision to uphold the ordinance, which limits the sale of flavored
tobacco products to tobacco bars. U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Manufacturing
Co. LLC argued that the restrictions are effectively a sales ban, since
only eight tobacco...
crackdown draws heat at City Council
Crain's New York Business - May 2, 2013
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Thursday said outlawing tobacco
for adults under 21 years old and cracking down on scofflaw cigarette
sellers would be good for the economy, but the city's small business
community didn't buy it
Owners Take Aim at Proposed Smoking Laws
New York Times - May 2, 2013
Small-business owners took aim on Thursday at the New York City Councils
package of antismoking legislation, including a proposal to raise the
minimum age to purchase cigarettes to 21.
County Smoking Ban Begins Saturday
WWNY TV 7 - May 2, 2013
But, once a smoking and tobacco ban on all county-owned or leased property
goes into effect on Saturday, he will either have to go elsewhere, stop
smoking or ...
York Tobacco Regulations Light Up Public Health Debate
North Country Public Radio - May 2, 2013
On Thursday, the City Council will debate proposals including raising
the minimum age for buying cigarettes to 21. Also on the table is a
ban on tobacco displays behind retail registers. Critics are pushing
back, arguing that the changes won't have the intended effect.
tobacco survey: 'tobacco-free' policies gain favor
Steuben (NY) Courier-Advocate - April 30, 2013
The Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Community Partnership (STTAC) finds
that the majority of our community members are in favor of tobacco-free
policies. STTAC began conducting their 2013 Community Tobacco Survey
in December with the assistance of evalua
Cancer Society Recognizes College
SUNY Cortland News- April 30, 2013
SUNY Cortland became a tobacco-free campus on Jan. ... Most tobacco
users have been compliant with our tobacco-free policy, said Catherine
Smith, the ...
smackdown: Mike butts in again
New York Post - April 29, 2013
The Issue: Whether raising the legal age to purchase cigarettes from
18 to 21 would be ... Bloomberg despises cigarette smokers and is intoxicated
by his own power. ... The underground economy will make even more money
selling tobacco ... and state continue to lose tens of millions of dollars
in uncollected tax revenues.
Ban It or Don't - The New School Free Press
The New School Free Press - April 30, 2013
In February, The New School announced in an e-mail to students that
it would begin to enforce a smoking ban in the Vera List courtyard of
the Eugene Lang building. Citing New York City?Smoke Free Air Act that
has been in effect since 2003, the e-mail asked students to ?frain from
smoking in the courtyard,?laiming, ?e university has a legal obligation
to protect everyone in the community from the well documented adverse
effects of exposure to secondhand smoke.?bsp; Though, with no outline
for enforcement given, the ban has been met with general dismissal by
plan sure to spread
The Oshkosh Northwestern - April 29, 2013
Howls about the nanny state arise anew from New York City, where a new
anti-tobacco measure is in the offing banning tobacco sales to anyone
under 21. Considering the high cost of smoking in lives lost and money
spent treating preventable diseases and our follow-the-leader public
policy on smoking, dont expect the idea to be contained within Gotham.
leaders propose raising age to buy tobacco
amNew York - April 28, 2013
Two state polls will be pushing Albany to follow the Big Apple's suit
in its fight against youth smoking. State Sen. Diane Savino and state
Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal introduced bills in their respective legislative
bodies Friday that would make
A smoker's right to harm others?
Los Angeles Times - April 28, 2013
In opposing a proposal in New York City to raise the legal smoking age
from 18 to 21, The Times claims that "a decision to smoke harms
only the smoker." That's questionable.
considers smoking ban for parks, other properties
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise - April 26, 2013
SARANAC LAKE - The town of Harrietstown board agreed Thursday night
to look into banning smoking on all town-owned property, including its
Harvard Crimson - April 26, 2013
New York officials announced Monday Mayor Bloombergs proposal to raise
the legal limit for buying all tobacco products from 18 to 21. It would
not, however, prohibit adults under 21 from smoking cigarettes. In other
words, cool older brothers across the New York metropolitan area just
became a lot more popular. Well, given the success of his large soda
ban, he hides of course. ... Bloomberg, there is substantial precedent
for banning certain groups from smoking in New York. At the turn of
the century, New York banned women from smoking in public.
Cigarette Ban Improves People's Lifestyles
my.hsj.org - April 25, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed new legislation to keep cigarettes
out of sight. ... When the tobacco displays were visible, 16-24 percent
tried to purchase ...
/ LUIK: Smoking stupidity
New York Post - April 25, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg wants to raise to 21 the age for buying cigarettes
in New York City, in hopes a higher minimum age discourages young people
from smoking. Hed have done better to look at what we know about
how and why youngsters start smoking in the first place.
Combat? Wait Until 21 to Decide, Young Recruits Say
New York Times - April 24, 2013
As it turned out, many of the young people walking into the military
recruitment center on 125th Street the next day also saw the inconsistency.
In general, they thought that it was true that they were not mature
enough to make life-or-death decisions on
View: New York City's smoking plan likely to spread
Alexandria Town Talk - April 24, 2013
Cigarette packs are displayed for sale at a store in New York City in
March. ... Monday, no one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in
New York City; another proposal, announced in March, would ban tobacco
product displays in stores.
County reports first illegal e-cigarette sale to a minor
Mid-Hudson News - April 23, 2013
The Dutchess County Health Department has issued its first documented
violation for sale of an electronic cigarette in New York State. The
violation was issued during routine Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention
Act compliance checks last month. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices
designed to look like regular tobacco cigarettes that work using an
atomizer to heat liquid containing nicotine, turning it into a vapor
that can be inhaled and creating a vapor that resembles cigarette smoke.
The electronic cigarettes can have potential health impacts since they
contain nicotine and traces of toxic chemicals, including cancer-causing
Looks to Small Boston Suburb for Cigarette Sale Restrictions
WNYC - April 23, 2013
As New York City considers changing the legal at which residents can
buy cigarettes, officials in the small Massachusetts town that was first
in the nation to raise the legal age for purchasing cigarettes from
18 to 21 says the law has helped push down teen smoking rates. Janice
Berns, the director of public health in Needham, Mass., told WNYC that
high school students in her town who said they had smoked in the past
month went from 13.5 percent in 2006 to 5.5 percent in 2012. ...
Libertarians' free cigarettes add fuel to smoking ban debate
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - April 22, 2013
The College Libertarians handed out free cigarettes and cigars by the
Pegasus statue Friday in protest of the proposed SUNY-wide smoking ban,
reigniting campus debate about smokers rights and the feasibility of
Proposes Raising Cigarette Buying Age to 21
Medical Daily - April 22, 2013
In recent years New York City has instituted public bans on smoking
in restaurants, salons, bars, and in its public parks, The city has
also already created the highest cigarette tax in the nation under the
Bloomberg administration. Now, the city hopes to increase the age that
people can buy cigarettes in order to further curb the dangerous addiction.
Bloomberg Now Supports Anti-Smoking Proposal He Once Threatened to Veto
New York Magazine - April 22, 2013
The city's unceasing crusade to cut down on smoking will continue today
when City Council speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn announces
a new proposal to increase the minimum age of purchasing cigarettes
from 18 to 21, the highest in the country. Four states, along with three
counties in New York, have set their minimum age at 19, but nobody has
managed to push it all the way to 21.
Jonny's Lounge, American Legion Post 1636 and 39 Karaoke top list of
establishments cited since 2011 for violations of city smoking ban
New York Daily News - April 22, 2013
A Bensonhurst lounge, a Gowanus veterans hangout and a Borough Park
karaoke joint topped the list of Brooklyns smoking speakeasies.
puts out tobacco
Gloversville Leader-Herald - April 19, 2013
Project ACTION Tobacco-Free Coalition in Hamilton, Fulton, Montgomery
counties educates community leaders and the community about store tobacco-products
displays, tobacco marketing in stores, and pharmacies and grocery stores
about ending the sale of tobacco. Education on tobacco products in pharmacies
and stores reduces the number and location of stores that sell tobacco.
Reducing the number of stores that sell ...
Coady, M.H.; Chan, C.A.; Sacks, R.; Mbamalu, I.G.; Kansagra, S.M.,
impact of cigarette excise tax increases on purchasing behaviors among
New York City smokers," American Journal of Public Health
[Epub ahead of print], April 18, 2013.
...Results. After the 2002 tax increase, the percentage of smokers
engaged in tax-avoidant behavior decreased with time from 30% in 2003
to 13% in 2007. Following the 2008 tax increase, 21% of smokers reported
buying more cigarettes from another person on the street. Low-income,
younger, Black, and Hispanic smokers were more likely than respondents
with other sociodemographic characteristics to purchase more cigarettes
on the street. Conclusions. To maximize public health impact, cigarette
tax increases should be paired with efforts to limit the flow of untaxed
cigarettes entering jurisdictions with high cigarette pack prices. ...
dies in E. Village fire
New York Post - April 18, 2013
An elderly East Village artist known for her giant abstract bronze sculptures
died in a fiery apartment blaze sparked by smoking in bed, a police
source said yesterday.
College Reporter | An interactive journal of happenings at ...
campusreporter.wordpress.com/ - August 17, 2013
- Smoking cigarettes on the Ammerman campus has led to controversy between
... Secondhand smoke, also known as passive or involuntary smoke, is
tables smoking policy for second time
The Daily News Online - April 9, 2013
ALBION Town Supervisor Dennis Stirk expressed an interest Monday
in reinstating a limited municipal smoking ban before tabling the issue
for a second consecutive meeting.
Senate fails to vote on smoking resolution
Columbia Daily Spectator (Columbia U.) - April 7, 2013
After months of build-up, the University Senate failed to vote Friday
on a resolution that would ban smoking on much of the Morningside Heights
campus, because too few senators attended the plenary to meet quorum.
Cancer Society: NY leads in college smoking bans
The Journal News | LoHud.com - April 4, 2013
Though some SUNY campuses have already banned smoking, the system would
... SUNY Cortland was among the first state campuses to ban smoking.
... it didn't make sense anymore for us to not take a leadership role
in banning it from ...
colleges ban smoking on campus, report finds
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - April 4, 2013
New York has 67 smoke-free or tobacco-free college campuses, more than
any other state in the country, and 29 more colleges in the state are
working to adopt such policies, the American Cancer Society announced
in a recent report.
No time to be fooled by the tobacco companies
The Daily News Online - April 4, 2013
The tobacco industry doesnt wait until April Fools
Day to fool our kids into believing smoking is the norm, they try to
fool them every day right in our own neighborhoods. Our kids see an
excess of tobacco products and tobacco marketing in the places they
frequent like the local convenience stores, bodegas, grocery stores
and pharmacies. In these stores, tobacco marketing takes up a vast area
behind the cash register, and tobacco is usually prominently displayed
both in and outside the store. In New York State, 80 percent of tobacco
retailers devote more than half of the merchandising space behind the
checkout counter to tobacco product displays.
Unhappy with 10 years non-smoking
Newsday - April 4, 2013
I see Newsday printed a puff piece celebrating 10 years of Mayor Michael
Bloomberg's smoking ban ["Bloomberg toasts 10 years of smoking
ban," News, March ...
displays need a cover-up
Albany Times Union - April 1, 2013
I applaud New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his proposal to
keep cigarettes out of sight in stores ("Plan would hide tobacco
products," March 19). Every day, the tobacco industry spends millions
to normalize their products through marketing, and it has worked. Cigarettes
are sold just about everywhere grocery stores, gas stations, convenience
stores and even in pharmacies.
flavored cigars targeting teens?
Utica Observer Dispatch - April 1, 2013
Would you buy a product advertised this way: You can taste the
coffee, ice cream, whipped cream and almond extract
your mouth watering for a frozen coffee treat or a yummy chocolate confection?
Read the rest of the ad from an online store:
the entire cigar. These are a treat to smoke. Tobacco-free advocates
are going after practices that they claim market tobacco to teens
advocating for state and local bans on flavorings, colorful store displays
and advertising near schools. Bills banning all these practices, plus
candy cigarettes, are pending in the state Legislature.
products seem odd in pharmacy
Gloversville Leader Herald April 1, 2013
The next time you are in a pharmacy, look behind the counter
and ask yourself - why is a pharmacy selling cigarettes? Or any tobacco
product? People go to pharmacies to improve their health. And yet pharmacies
are selling the only consumer product that, if used as intended, will
kill at least one-half of its long-term users. Of the large, chain drug
stores in New York state, 99 percent are licensed to sell tobacco.
6000 more bars and restaurants in NYC since 2003 smoking ban
SILive.com - March 31, 2013
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg said there's strong economic
proof that the 2003 Smoke-Free Air Act is responsible for a 47 percent
surge in ...
cigarette proposal legally solid, plan differs from soda ban
The Journal News | LoHud.com - March 29, 2013
Re NYC plan challenges Big Tobacco:
Your editorial on Mayor Michael Bloombergs plan to make retail
stores hide cigarettes explains clearly and effectively the reasons
behind the proposal to shield young people from tobacco marketing,
reduce the temptation for people who are trying to quit smoking, and
help people who have quit smoking from buying cigarettes on impulse.
policies are needed to deter tobacco use
Albany Times Union - March 29, 2013
Though it may seem like just yesterday that your night out was dampened
by thick clouds of tobacco smoke and the scent of stale cigarettes came
home with you on your clothes and in your hair, this month marks 10
years since the law declaring New York's bars and restaurants smoke-free
was passed ("Smoke gets out of your eyes," March 17). This
landmark legislation has played an important role in the dramatic decline
of New York's smoking rate, resulting in more lives saved.
New York Times - March 25, 2013
To the Editor:
Re Hiding the Smokes (editorial, March 21), about a New
York City proposal to ban the display of tobacco products: The objective
of the proposed regulation is praiseworthy, but it could easily be circumvented.
Health Officials Hope New Smoking Bills Can Curb Number Of Young Smokers
NY1 (Time Warner Cable) - March 24, 2013
The commissioner says that is why the city is pushing new legislation
that targets some of the factors that encourage teen smoking. One bill
would ban stores from displaying cigarettes. "Studies have shown
that the more they see those cigarette packs, the more they see smoking
as normal and acceptable and the more likely they are to start,"
Farley says. The other would prohibit retailers from accepting coupons
that make tobacco products more affordable for teens and increases penalties
for retailers that evade tobacco taxes.
Hiding the Smokes
New York Times - March 21, 2013
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, whose antismoking policies have cut smoking
rates substantially in New York City, now wants to ban open displays
of cigarettes or tobacco in stores. It is hard to know whether hiding
the products would really work to discourage smoking. But the hope is
that keeping cigarettes out of sight could help prevent young people
from developing this deadly habit.
Do you agree with Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to bar tobacco-product
The Jersey Journal - NJ.com - March 21, 2013
The man some are calling the "nanny mayor" now wants to bar
all tobacco-product displays in the city. The proposal, which needs
City Council approval, would ...
York City Smoking Rate Among Teens Stagnates
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition - March 20, 2013
For years, health officials watched with satisfaction as rates of teen
smoking in New York City plummeted, far outpacing the national average.
In 2007, the rate dipped to 8.5%. Then it stopped falling.
NYC vindicates Haverstraw's tobacco display ban effort: Haverstraw adopted
ordinance in 2012, but then rescinded it
New York Journal News - March 20, 2013
HAVERSTRAW When New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced
this week his new legislation to further reduce the smoking rate by
banning tobacco displays at retail stores, cheers echoed in the Lower
Hudson Valley. I think its amazing, Denise Hogan of
Nyack said Wednesday.
Cigarettes Out of View? It's Been Tried
New York Times - Mar 20, 2013
To give honor where honor is due, Haverstraw actually passed a municipal
ordinance just a year ago doing exactly what Mr. Bloomberg wants to
do in New York -- prohibit the open display of tobacco products in stores.
But faced with a heavy artillery of to
LAW To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation
to the display of cigarettes and tobacco products by retail dealers
of cigarettes and age restrictions on entry to retail tobacco stores
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition Mar 19, 2013
No retail tobacco store shall employ, or permit to be employed, any
person under the age of eighteen years where the duties of such person
require or permit such person to handle cigarettes or tobacco products,
or to work in an area where cigarettes and ...
Bloomberg tobacco initiative slammed by N.Y. convenience stores
CBS - Mar 19, 2013
The proposals were immediately criticized by the New York Association
of Convenience Stores. "The notion of forcing licensed, tax-collecting,
law-abiding retailers to hide their tobacco inventory is patently absurd,"
the group said. "Seeing beer in a bev
irked by no-smoking proposals in Canandaigua parks
MPNnow.com-March 20, 2013
As Canandaigua city officials continued to discuss a potential smoking
ban or, altternately, a no-smoking policy without legal penalties
in publicc parks, ...
York cigarette ban: Can it succeed where soda ban failed?
NEWS.GNOM.ES (press release)-March 19, 2013
The ban is the latest in a series of smoking bans and ambitious public
health ... banning smoking in bars and restaurants, and in 2011 it banned
smoking in ...
Syracuse building recognized as Upstate's first smoke ...
Syracuse.com-March 20, 2013
Genevatower.jpg Geneva Tower at 500 Harrison St. has been recognized
by the American Cancer Society for being totally smoke-free Stephen
D. Cannerelli ...
Chester Moves Closer to Smoking Restrictions at Local Parks
Patch.com-March 19, 2013
Port Chester is moving closer to putting into place new smoking restrictions
at the village's parks. While the village is not banning smoking at
its park, the village ...
Area Colleges Make Dean's List for Tobacco Policy
13WHAM-TV - March 19, 2013
Rochester, N.Y. - Two area colleges are getting top marks in a new report
from the American Cancer Society. The Societys annual Tobacco
Free U report measures tobacco bans on New York campuses and for the
first time is recognizing individual schools for their rules on tobacco
use and enforcement.
Chester Moves Closer to Smoking Restrictions at Local Parks
Port Chester (NY) Patch.com - March 19, 2013
Port Chester is moving closer to putting into place new smoking restrictions
at the village's parks. While the village is not banning smoking at
its park, the village ...
tobacco initiative slammed by NY convenience stores
Big News Network.com - March 19, 2013
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is launching a new health offensive.
Bloomberg hopes to make New York the first city in the country to ban
in-store cigarette displays. Similar bans have already been implemented
in Canada, Australia and parts of Europe. But New York would be the
first city in the U.S. to implement a ban.
cigarette displays in stores be banned? (POLL)
Wall Street Journal - March 19, 2013
Should cigarette displays in stores be banned?
some, out-of-sight cigarettes really might be out of mind
NBCNews.com (blog) - March 19, 2013
Point of purchase cigarette displays act as cues to smoke,
even among those not explicitly intending to buy cigarettes and those
trying to avoid smoking, wrote ...
policy back on the agenda for Canandaigua ordinance committee
MPNnow.com - March 18, 2013
The city of Canandaigua will continue to look at a potential smoking
ban in public places Tuesday during an ordinance committee meeting.
Councilmember Karen White first proposed the potential ban in April
2012. Her suggestion was to model the ordinance after one passed by
Ontario County in 2011. That law prohibits tobacco use on county-owned
or county-leased property including parks and near playgrounds.
Seeks to Ban Cigarette Displays in NYC's Stores
Businessweek - March 18, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for legislation to make New York the
first U.S. city to require stores to conceal tobacco products, a week
after a court struck down his ban on the sale of large sugary beverages.
plan would keep tobacco products out of sight
Lexington Herald-Leader March 18, 2013
A new anti-smoking proposal would make New York the first city in the
nation to keep tobacco products out of sight in retail stores.
The legislation would require stores to keep tobacco products in cabinets,
drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in another concealed
spot. They could only be visible when an adult is making a purchase
or during restocking.
The bills will be introduced in City Council
Mayor Wants Stores to Hide Cigarettes
NBCNew York.com - March 18, 2013
"Such displays suggest that smoking is a normal activity,
and they invite young people to experiment with tobacco," Bloomberg
told reporters Monday. The law would apply to retail stores and requires
City Council approval; it will be introduced on ...
sales to minors continue in Chautauqua County stores
Evening Observer - March 15, 2013
MAYVILLE - Two Chautauqua County businesses violated the Adolescent
Tobacco Use Prevention Act in 2012 by selling tobacco products to minors.
According to the Chautauqua County Health Department, three operators
were cited during the same time period in 2011.
1, the sale of electronic cigarettes is prohibited to individuals less
than 18 years of age.
Urges 2nd Circ. To Rethink NYC Flavored Tobacco Limits ($$)
Law360 (subscription) - March 11, 2013
LLC said the appeals court erred when it affirmed a federal judge's
decision to uphold a New York City ordinance limiting the sale of flavored
tobacco products to ...
battle for health activists
Queens Chronicle - March 7, 2013
Its an uphill battle but time, education and open-mindedness
will create more room for solving this public health issue, said
QSFP Borough Manager Yvette Buckner. People were up in arms for
a few months after the Mayor banned smoking in restaurants and bars
and then it just became a social norm, so I think the same thing will
happen now. According to the NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City,
60 percent of city residents prefer to live in a smoke-free home. The
group also reported that in 2009, city fire marshals determined 556
fires were caused by household smoking, making it the third leading
cause of fires that year. However, many co-ops and condos remain hesitant
to the idea of prohibiting smoking, citing the infringement of tenants
liberties as the primary reason.
Smoke and Smoking Bans ($$)
New York Law Journal - Mar 6, 2013
In their Cooperatives and Condominiums column, Richard Siegler, of counsel
to Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, and Eva Talel, a partner at the
firm, write that as the known risks associated with smoking increase,
so do the number and intensity of smoking-relat
Years After Village Smoking Ban: No Citations, But Mayor Says It ...
Great Neck (NY) Patch.com - March 6, 2013
Two years removed from a passing a smoking ban that made national headlines,
village of Great Neck officials say no citations have been issued, but
the law is ...
Eby, L.T.; Laschober, T.C., "Clinicians'
perceptions of implementation extensiveness of 100% tobacco free practices:
a longitudinal study of New York state," Journal of Behavioral
Health Services and Research [Epub ahead of print], February 21,
In 2008, the state of New York required substance use disorder treatment
organizations to be 100% tobacco-free. This longitudinal study examined
clinicians' perceptions of the implementation extensiveness of the tobacco-free
practices approximately 10-12 months (Time 1) and 20-24 months (Time
2) post regulation and investigated whether clinicians' commitment to
change and use of provided resources at Time 1 predicts perceptions
of implementation extensiveness at Time 2. Clinicians (N = 287) noted
a mean implementation of 5.60 patient practices (0-10 scale), 2.33 visitor
practices (0-8 scale), and 6.66 employee practices (0-12 scale) at Time
1. At Time 2, clinicians perceived a mean implementation of 5.95 patient
practices (no increase from Time 1), 2.89 visitor practices (increase
from Time 1), and 7.12 employee practices (no increase from Time 1).
Commitment to change and use of resources positively predicted perceived
implementation extensiveness of visitor and employee practices. The
use of resources positively predicted implementation for patient practices.
Eby, L.T.; Laschober, T.C., "A
quasi-experimental study examining New York state's tobacco-free regulation:
effects on clinical practice behaviors," Drug and Alcohol
Dependence [Epub ahead of print], February 18, 2013.
Using mixed-effects models, results at pre-regulation indicate no group
differences in the three clinical practice behaviors. However, significant
post-regulation effects were found such that the experimental group
reports greater use of TC-related intake procedures, guideline recommended
counseling, and availability of pharmacotherapy than the control group.
Additionally, the experimental but not the control group shows increases
in all three clinical practice behaviors from pre-regulation to post-regulation.
We conclude that the NYS tobacco-free regulation had a significant
and positive effect on promoting patient TC efforts among counselors.
outdoor areas a nice idea
Gloversville Leader-Herald - March 5, 2013
Through my work I am privileged to interact with many families in our
area and, of course, that includes some smokers. Most adults who smoke
are genuinely ...
proposes banning smoking on M'side campus
Columbia Daily Spectator (Columbia U.) - March 4, 2013
At its latest plenary, the University Senate discussed a proposed resolution
from the Task Force on Smoking Policy, which, if passed, would ban smoking
from the Morningside campus, but is still subject to change.
Council eyes curbing youth tobacco use
Buffalo News - March 1, 2013
The ideas included requiring a municipal license for tobacco dealers.
A state license is in place, but a municipal license would help to limit
the number of new establishments that could come into the area to sell
cigarettes and other products.
The City of Salamanca has a local
law that gives police the authority to confiscate tobacco products from
young people. The three speakers said that while enforcement of that
law is at a good level, they would like to see more vigilance.
Loses Appeal of New York City Flavored-Tobacco Ban
Bloomberg - February 26, 2013
Altria Group Inc. (MO) lost a bid to block a 2009 New York City law
banning the sale of flavored smokeless tobacco products except in tobacco
bars. The U.S. appeals court in New York today upheld a lower- court
ruling which rejected arguments by two Altria units, U.S. Smokeless
Tobacco Manufacturing and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Brands, that the citys
measure is pre-empted by federal law.
Queens complexes have smoke-free living
TimesLedger - February 23, 2013
Residents in a co-op building at Hilltop Village in Hollis can breath
[sic] easy in their apartments now that it has snuffed out cigarettes
and is completely smoke-free. "I wish they did the same where I
live," said Mindy Rodriguez, who lives in the neighborhood and
was walking her dog in front of Hilltop Village, at 87-50 204th St.
"I dont like smoking to begin with and when I start thinking
about possible fires, I really start to worry."
Bans Smoking in Courtyard
The New School Free Press - February 22, 2013
Student views about the decision to ban smoking vary. ... Banning
smoking in the courtyard won't stop anyone from smoking, all the students
will just stand out ...
of Canandaigua considers anti-smoking policy
MPNnow.com - February 21, 2013
Canandaigua, N.Y. In an attempt to regulate smoking in public
spots in the city of Canandaigua, City Council members discussed the
possibility of making a no-smoking policy, rather than an ordinance
as originally discussed. The smoking ban was first suggested by Councilmember
Karen White in April. White proposed that such an ordinance could be
modeled after one passed by the ...
in on Proposed Smoking Ban
WKBW-TV-February 20, 2013
Albany, N.Y. (WKBW) - A proposal to ban smoking in a car if a child
is riding in the vehicle is something that may happen in the near future.
Some people said it ...
for Change' takes on sale of tobacco products in ...
Evening Sun (subscription) - February 12, 2013
NORWICH In the ongoing battle to ward off the use of tobacco
products, Smoke Free New York State is undertaking a new campaign to
restrict the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies that sell them,
including those in Chenango County.
The smoking ban 10 years later
Niagara Gazette - February 12, 2013
Niagara Gazette I hate smoking. Its a disgusting, dirty
habit and a deadly one, too: I lost both of my grandfathers prematurely
to it. One suffered congestive heart failure while the other was afflicted
with lung cancer. They died a handful of years before Mother Nature
likely would have taken their lives without any help. But, for as much
as I despise cigarettes and wonder why people would engage in such a
diversion, I understand and value the premise of personal liberty.
Island Smoke-Free Partnership goes to Albany
SILive.com - February 12, 2013
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The numbers are weighty 46,000 people;
25,400 lives lost; $ 8.17 billion in health care expenditures. These
are just some of the more prominent statistics associated with tobacco
use in New York City.
push state for Rochester casino at revenue-sharing talks
Buffalo News - February 7, 2013
ALBANY Before the Seneca Nation of Indians pays even part of
the $572 million it owes the state and local governments in casino revenue-sharing
money, it wants the Cuomo administration to make several concessions,
including giving it casino development rights in downtown Rochester.
The Senecas also want smoking rooms shut down at Batavia Downs
Casino, the facility run by Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp.,
sources said. That facility is owned by Buffalo, Erie County and other
Western New York counties. The Senecas permit smoking at their casinos,
while other betting facilities do not. Batavia, though, allows smoking
for its bettors as a carve-out to the states clean indoor air
Lawsuit on Secondhand Smoke: A Court Decides If a Co-op Is Liable
Habitat Magazine - February 7, 2013
Susan Reinhard , a shareholder in Connaught Tower Corporation at 300
East 54th Street in Manhattan, sued that co-op because it did not remediate
secondhand smoke she claimed was seeping into her apartment. Is a co-op
liable to a shareholder who claims damages because of this?
court eventually concluded that the co-op was negligent, as a matter
of law, because it had notice of the smoke condition yet did nothing
to remediate it. The court also determined that the lease required the
co-op to fix the wall. However, the court dismissed Reinhard's claim
of breach of fiduciary duty, explaining that a co-op does not owe a
fiduciary duty to its shareholders. This is one in a series of cases
where the courts are grappling with secondhand smoke. Breach of warranty
of habitability and constructive eviction are issues that have an impact
on leased properties, including co-ops claims unavailable to condominium
owners, for whom we've courts consider claims of nuisance where condo
owners complain of secondhand smoke.
Rochelle City Hall Campus, Police Court Facility Now Smoke ...
Talk of the Sound-February 5, 2013
A smoke-free campus was one of a number of the committee's ... â€Our
designation as a smoke-free campus protects the health and well-being
of both employees ...
Lawrence County offers help prior to smoking ban
WatertownDailyTimes.com - February 4, 2013
CANTON Before its tobacco ban begins in May, St. Lawrence County
officials are putting steps in place to help employees who smoke or
want to quit get through the day. The county Board of Legislators voted
Nov. 5 to ban smoking and the use of tobacco products on county property
effective May 4.
recreational areas healthy
Gloversville Leader-Herald - February 1, 2013
Project ACTION Tobacco-Free Coalition in Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery
counties educate community leaders and the community about the benefits
of tobacco-free recreational areas. Project ACTION educates about the
environmental impact of tobacco litter and the dangers of secondhand
Boards on Handling Secondhand Smoke Issues ($$)
New York Law Journal - Jan 30, 2013
...given the amount of inferior new construction and renovations that
has occurred over the past decade, it is likely there will be a significant
increase of litigation over smoke issues in the near future.
High School Junior Honored to Receive the 2013 Reality ...
www.newschannel34.com- January 30, 2013
Reality Check youth work at the local and state level to change policies
to limit youth access to tobacco, protect people from second hand smoke
and ensure that ...
of Canandaigua still considering smoking ban
MPNnow.com-Jan 23, 2013
Councilmember Karen White first proposed, in April, the ordinance that
would ban smoking in not only parks, but also in public-transportation
waiting areas, such ...
Senate considers future smoking restriction at town hall ...
CU Columbia Spectator-Jan 25, 2013
More than two years after the University Senate passed a ban on smoking
... the town hall, said that restricting smoking to certain areas would
Check honors area pharmacies for not selling tobacco ...
Wellsville Daily Reporter - January 28, 2013
FRIENDSHIP Local pharmacies got a pat on the back Friday for not
selling cigarettes or tobacco products in their stores.
groups criticize Gov. Cuomo's state budget
Associated Press - January 27, 2013
New York's top anti-smoking groups are assailing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's
budget proposal as the latest cut to effective programs aimed at saving
lives and keeping teenagers from smoking. In a letter sent to Cuomo
over the weekend, the groups urged the ...
Onondaga County aims to make residents healthier
Syracuse Parent-January 16, 2013
Tobacco marketers often package their products to look like candy, as
shown here, drawing in kids as â€replacement smokersâ€
for adults who have either quit or ...
Lung Association Releases Tobacco Report for New York
WFUV News-January 16, 2013
The group gave A's for the state's highest in the nation cigarette tax
and its efforts to reduce secondhand smoke, but New York got F's for
what the group says is a ...
Rochelle City Hall Campus Smoke-free
Patch.com-January 15, 2013
The smoke-free campus was also approved by school district ... "Our
designation as a smoke-free campus protects the health and well-being
of both employees ...
over smoking pot, having sex on upper East Side rooftop is 'racist,'
says co-op resident
New York Daily News - January 10, 2013
... An upper East Side co-op is suing resident Richard Kempter, claiming
his ganja-loving guests fill the luxury building with pot smoke and
have sex on the roof. ...
Cigarette butt bill; crazy but interesting
Waste & Recycling News - January 7, 2013
Michael DenDekker, a New York state assemblyman, thinks so. He has proposed
a bottle-bill-style program for smokes. Under his plan, smokers would
pay a small deposit, say a penny, on every cigarette. When they haul
their butts to a redemption center, they'd get their 1-cent back.
and tenants' rights: Your Stories
NewsChannel 9 WSYR - January 3, 2013
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- One of our viewers lives in an apartment complex
where secondhand smoke is a problem. She says smokers in neighboring
units have caused her respiratory problems, not to mention, her belongings
smell like smoke. What are my rights, she asks?
top health official encourages a tobacco-free 2013
EmpireStateNews.net - January 4, 2013
ALBANY - As the new year gets underway, the State Department of Health
(DOH) is supporting thousands of New Yorkers who have made a resolution
to quit ...
to Ban Smoking in Private Homes?
The Jewish Voice - January 3, 2013
The Bloomberg administration denies it wants to ban smoking in private
homes. The city is not banning smoking in private residences;
as part of this federal ...
law bans sale of electronic cigarettes to minors
YNN - January 2, 2013
With the new year comes many new state laws. One of them makes it illegal
to sell electronic cigarettes to minors. Our Melissa Kakareka tells
us what kind of feedback the new law is getting from those who know
Cortland campus now smoke free
CNYcentral.com - January 2, 2013
SUNY Cortland is now tobacco free. Under a new order that requires all
SUNY campuses to be smoke free by 2014, Cortland is the first to implement
the ruling. Tobacco products are now banned ...
Should public housing ban smoking on site?
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard blogs - December 31, 2012
A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this
month reported that an estimated 27 to 29 million Americans living in
multi-unit housing are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke in their
homes, even though they don't allow smoking in their units.
domestic violence laws, Ban on electric cigarettes to take effect Jan.
New York Journal News - December 24, 2012
In September, Cuomo signed a bill that bans the sale of electronic cigarettes
to people under age 18 starting Jan. 1. He also signed another bill
that prohibits smoking within 100 feet of all school entrances, a measure
that took effect immediately. ...
condo building 1 Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn bans smoking by owners
New York Post - December 24, 2012
Condo owners at tony 1 Grand Army Plaza -- a k a 1 Prospect Park, where
residents are famous for parading around in the buff, giving parkgoers
an eyeful through their floor-to-ceiling windows -- will now face fines
if they dare to light up in their
city representatives have questions about proposed tobacco ...
ithaca.com - December 19, 2012
I wouldn't be surprised it that extended to seeing smoking paraphernalia
in ... So restricting what they see would solve the public health issue
created by these head shops. The second problem of marketing and imaging,
again if we restrict the ...
George Village Board bans smoking in parts of Shepard Park
Glens Falls (NY) Post-Star - December 18, 2012
The board decided to designate the amphitheater area and the nearby
picnic tables and playground as non-smoking areas. The village received
complaints about secondhand smoke after the Lake George Jazz Festival,
parks' proposed smoking regulations vary from region to region
Auburn Citizen - December 18, 2012
One of the differences, according to the proposed regulations, is smoking
would ... Monday that the organization would prefer the broadest possible
restrictions, but ... to do is restrict smoking in areas where lots
of people congregate or children ...
Offers Cash to Community Groups Who Convince Buildings to Go Smoke Free
New York Observer - December 17, 2012
He's offering community groups who convince buildings to go smoke-free
a $10,000 thank-you, to be paid out by a Centers for Disease Control
Wants More Landlords To Make Buildings Smoke-Free
NY1 - December 17, 2012
The next battleground in the city's fight to reduce smoking could be
private buildings. Community groups are being asked to campaign against
smoking by convincing building owners to voluntarily ban lighting up.
According to a document from a group set up by the New York City Department
of Health, so-called neighborhood contractors would enlist property
managers and tenants in the effort to stamp out smoking in their own
Bloomberg wants to ban New Yorkers smoking in their OWN ...
Daily Mail - December 17, 2012
The news comes one year after the city banned smoking in parks and beaches,
... There are no laws prohibiting a landlord from banning smoking, according
to real-estate ... Judge bans Edward Furlong from being alone with his
son after the ...
Smokers: Bloomberg Isn't Banning Butts In Your Home
Gothamist - December 17, 2012
Is Mayor Bloomberg waging a "secret war" against smokers exercising
their right to inhale carcinogenic coolness in their own apartments?
No, but that doesn't stop the Post from sounding surprised that his
administration would push landlords and tenant organizations to make
their buildings smoke-free.
view: Make state park smoking restrictions stick this time
Auburn Citizen - December 17, 2012
Second-hand smoke is a public health issue. The public needs
strong protections for people who are simply trying to safely enjoy
the outdoor recreation opportunities that their taxes help support.
Most smokers understand that, and will have no problem with regulations
that prevent them from lighting up on a public beach or at a playground
or inside a picnic pavilion. They will have no problem with it because
they already make the effort to smoke in places well away from areas
filled with other people. That's all these regulations do. They do not
place a total ban on smoking they simply ensure that smoking takes
place away from people who do not want to breathe the toxic materials
that cigarettes release.
ban proposed in some areas of state parks
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - December 15, 2012
State park regulators first proposed the smoking restrictions in April,
but the proposal was temporarily shelved after a smokers' rights group
filed an objection.
public park smoking ban appears to be working
Troy Record - December 16, 2012
TROY There have been no reported tickets issued on behalf of the
smoking ban in public parks where children congregate which was signed
into legislation ...
Again Proposes No-Smoking Areas at Parks
The Journal News - LoHud.com - December 14, 2012
State park regulators first proposed the smoking restrictions in April,
but the proposal was temporarily shelved after a smoker's rights group
filed an objection.
County Lawmakers Consider Smoking Ban
Fox44abc22yourvoice - December 12, 2012
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Outside the Clinton County Government Center you
can't miss the smoking canisters. But soon they may be a thing of the
past. Some lawmakers want to make people leave county properties if
they choose to use any form of tobacco. A hot topic issue that has people
here talking. "Smoking shouldn't be one of the options around government
property," said Leshaunda Dawson.
to solicit opinions on smoking ban
The Miscellany News - December 12, 2012
Though previously Vassar has largely resorted to student opinion when
it came to the question of implementing a smoking ban, the Vassar Student
Association (VSA) is now turning to more empirical evidence before any
final decisions can be made.
Smith's College will go tobacco-free in 2014
ReadMedia (press release) - December 12, 2012
PAUL SMITHS, NY (12/12/2012)(readMedia)-- Paul Smith's College will
become tobacco-free as of August 1, 2014, college President John W.
Mills announced ... Paul Smith's is joining 825 other campuses that
have banned smoking a figure that includes more than 600 that
have gone tobacco-free or have announced plans to do so, according to
the group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.
the good die young, but New Yorkers aren't very likely to
New York Business Journal December 12, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a news release that people born in New
York City in 2010 have an average life expectancy of 80.9 years, more
than two years longer than the national average. The mayor attributed
those gains primarily to a 23 percent drop in the infant mortality rate
over the previous decade, to 4.7 deaths per 1,000 births, and stronger
interventions to address smoking and HIV. He also pointed to a marked
improvement in the life expectancy for African-Americans in the city.
All N.Y. colleges should become smoke-free
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - December 11, 2012
Secondhand smoke is responsible for 2,500 deaths in New York annually.
With comprehensive smoke-free policies in place, we can begin to reduce
efforts to limit secondhand smoke
Syracuse.com (blog) - December 7, 2012
Considering that the U.S. surgeon general has stated that there is no
safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, it is the view that ''smoking
in most outdoor ...
Report: New York Ranks 21st in Protecting Kids from ...
Sacramento Bee December 6, 2012
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 -- WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
-- New York ranks 21st in the nation in funding programs to prevent
kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report
released today by a coalition of public health organizations.
New York, Activists Honored For Their Passion ...
Sacramento Bee - December 5, 2012
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the 2012
Legacy Community Activist Award is presented to Mayor Michael Kohut
and Marion Breland-Oswald for their efforts within The Village of Haverstraw,
NY, in Rockland County which is now viewed as a "Trailblazer Community"
in tobacco control. By putting the reduction of youth tobacco use on
their priority agenda, their village got a real-time education -- and
the nation received a bird's eye view -- on how the US tobacco industry
responds when well-meaning policy makers attempt to put public health
ahead of commercial interests. Mayor Kohut and Ms. Breland-Oswald's
actions initially led to a series of voluntary tobacco advertising removals
in Haverstraw by retail owners, a local resolution restricting tobacco
marketing in retail environments in 2011 and finally, although it was
ultimately rescinded in 2012, the passage of the nation's first ban
of tobacco product displays.
colleges consider total smoking bans
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - December 5, 2012
Virtually all of the colleges in the Rochester area have some
kind of restrictions on smoking, but several are exploring the notion
of expanding their bans to their entire campus. At Nazareth College
on Tuesday morning, Patterson spoke to a group of local educators and
policymakers about the benefits and challenges that come
with a tobacco-free campus.
to promote tobacco-free policies
Syracuse.com (blog) - December 4, 2012
Tobacco Free Onondaga County works to educate the community about the
dangers of tobacco and reduce peoples exposure to secondhand smoke.
Based on many recent letters and articles, people in our community are
concerned about secondhand smoke as a health hazard and motivated to
do something about it.
officials nix smoking ban proposal
Steuben Courier - December 2, 2012
Steuben County legislators defeated a second effort by a standing legislative
committee 11-4 Monday to ban smoking on county-owned or leased property.
smoking ban in parks runs into resistance at Onondaga County Legislature
Syracuse.com - December 2, 2012
A proposed ban on smoking in Onondaga County parks has run into opposition
among county lawmakers who think the ban would be too broad. Members
of the county Legislatures Health Committee have asked the administration
of County Executive Joanie Mahoney to rewrite
Housing Authority asks residents whether homes should go smoke-free
GoErie.com - December 1, 2012
Every year, the Erie Housing Authority asks its residents whether they
feel safe in their homes and whether the authority is doing its job.
This year, the authority wants to know something else, as well: Should
smoking be prohibited or limited on Housing Authority property?
SUNY Cortland News - November 30, 2012
Starting Jan. 1, the SUNY Cortland campus will become tobacco free.
The new policy means less secondhand smoke, fewer unexpected
pools of tobacco drool and a stronger claim to being one of the healthiest
campuses in the ...
May Ban Smoking in Town Parks
East Aurora Advertiser - November 30, 2012
Smoking in Elma's public parks may be at end with an expected town resolution
banning the habit, while enforcing the order might fall on community
members and youth organizers that use the park.
legislators kill off 'excessive, broad' smoking ban on county ...
Hornell Evening Tribune - November 29, 2012
Steuben County legislators defeated a second effort by a standing legislative
committee 11-4 this week to ban smoking on county-owned or leased property.
2015 reps urge admins to wait for student input on smoking ban
The Miscellany News - November 28, 2012
During last Sundays Vassar Student Association (VSA) Council,
Josselyn House President Casey Hancock 15 and Class of 2015 President
Ali Ehrlich proposed Resolution 27-6 which requested that Dean of the
College Christopher Roellke, College President Catharine Bond Hill and
the Committee on College Life (CCL) postpone voting or deciding on a
smoking ban until further efforts to assess student opinion are implemented.
plans another look at proposed smoking ban
Steuben Courier - November 27, 2012
Bath, NY Steuben County legislators are expected to put back on
the table a proposed ban on smoking on county-owned or leased property
when they meet in regular session at the rare time of 4 p.m. Monday.
smoking 'ban' approved
Tonawanda News - November 27, 2012
At the time, the group worried that the signs read like declarations
of a law banning smoking in parks, although no such law was on the books.
Some lawmakers ...
passes tobacco-free park policy
Watertown (NY) Daily Times - Nov 18, 2012
A new policy asks citizens to snuff out their cigarettes while in the
proximity of municipal sports fields and playgrounds. The City Council
passed a voluntary tobacco-free resolution Tuesday night that will erect
signs near playgrounds and recreational ...
panel reviews smoking ban
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - November 9, 2012
In response to a SUNY-wide smoking ban proposed by SUNY Chancellor ...
it will join SUNY Brockport, SUNY Albany and University at Buffalo in
banning smoking. ... Look at other banned activities and how often
they still happen; this would ...
ban on outdoor smoking is urged
Business First Of Buffalo (NY) - November 7, 2012
The Niagara Falls Review says the region's public health committee has
asked the regional government to draw up such a ban. Such legislation
would prohibit smoking at all parks, playgrounds, sports fields and
other public outdoor areas.
will consider an outdoor smoking ban
News Talk 610 CKTB (NY) - November 7, 2012
Region will consider an outdoor smoking ban. 610 CKTB ... Four municipalities
have bans in place including Niagara Falls, Welland, Grimsby and West
modify smoke-free campus initiative
Campus Times - November 1, 2012
Under the guidance of Director of the University Health Service
Ralph Manchester and Associate Director of Health Promotion Linda Dudman,
Finnie, Rothenberg and Tarentine initially aimed to implement a policy
that would designate UR as entirely smoke free with no designated smoking
areas, but after receiving feedback from students, faculty and staff,
decided this new direction would make for a policy that would accommodate
a larger majority of the University community.
smoke free with exceptions
Campus Times - November 1, 2012
For over a year now, three undergraduate students have been spearheading
an initiative to change the smoking policy at UR. As it stands, there
is no timeline for the institution of any one policy. If implemented
though, a change in policy would not only promote cleaner air on campus,
it would also create a healthier campus, arriving in the context of
a national trend toward smoke-free environments, already prevalent in
many bars, theaters and other college campuses.
Business First - October 31, 2012
Erie Community College plans to enact a tobacco-free policy on all three
of its Western New York campuses on Jan. 1, 2013. The policy was recently
pharmacists say no to tobacco sales in pharmacies
Medical Xpress - October 30, 2012
More than 75 percent of Western New York pharmacists say tobacco sales
in pharmacies should be legally banned, according to research conducted
by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo
(UB), published in BMC Research Notes. The study found that more than
86% of pharmacists surveyed would prefer to work in a pharmacy that
does not sell tobacco products.
smoking ban misses point
Oswegonian - October 25, 2012
Smoking elicits mixed feelings from people. Some hate smoking because
lung cancer claimed a loved one, they hate the smell or they think that
its a disgusting habit. Others enjoy smoking because it allows
them to escape from the world if only for the duration of the cigarette;
it might make them nostalgic for that one time they had an epic conversation
with a stranger while outside smoking a cigarette. Yet, there are still
others who experience frustration because they cant break the
habit even if they wanted to. As an on-and-off smoker who tries to understand
both sides of controversy regarding smoking, what I don't understand
is the recent push to ban ...
the Ban on Smoking in Broome County
WBNG-TV - October 19, 2012
Broome County lawmakers unanimously approved a smoking ban that expands
the number of no smoking zones in country parks.
Parks district goes smoke free
The Island Now - October 18, 2012
The Great Neck Park District approved a resolution during their Thursday
evening meeting last week that made the entire park district smoking
free. Passed unanimously, the park district will begin putting up signs
within 30 days.
Smoke-free? Yes, please
Glens Falls Post-Star - October 17, 2012
If we're asked whether we think Village Green Apartments in Glens Falls
should go smoke-free, we have this to say: Earth should go smoke-free.
City Council Looking to Restrict Tobacco Ads
FOX 40 News WICZ TV - October 15, 2012
Tobacco products are legal to sell, but should they be advertised close
to schools and other places where youth gather? That was a question
that was put before members of Binghamton City Council during a work
session Monday night. The Tobacco Free Coalition is proposing zoning
restrictions on advertising of tobacco products within city limits.
Creek gets more info on making parks smoke-free
Evening Observer - October 15, 2012
Shaw attended the meeting with Tri-County Tobacco Free Program Project
Director for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Alleghany counties, Laurie
ban, lakefront on Canandaigua ordinance agenda
MPNnow.com - October 13, 2012
The city of Canandaigua will continue discussion of a proposed smoking
ban in parks and other public spots such as bus stops in
the city. The ban was proposed in April by councilmember Karen White,
and is similar to a ordinance passed by Ontario County in 2011.
Green Apartments to put out smoke with no smoking policy
Glens Falls (NY) Post-Star - October 15, 2012
Village Green Apartments, a federally subsidized housing complex in
Glens Falls for low-income individuals and families, is going smoke
free. New rules, which take effect Jan. 1, prohibit smoking within
apartments, in common areas, within 50 feet of
parks now the rule in Dutchess County (videos)
Kingston Daily Freeman - October 8, 2012
MILAN, N.Y. Frank Steinhauer parked his car in the parking lot at Wilcox
Park, as he had done many times before, then walked across the beach
revisits smoking ban idea
Steuben Courier - October 7, 2012
Steuben County officials will go back and take a look at the unintended
consequences of a proposed ban on tobacco use on county property.
A Smoke-free Campus
Skidmore News - October 4, 2012
With an ever-rising number of college campuses in the country banning
or restricting smoking, it has come at no surprise that members of the
Skidmore College community have been discussing the idea. As noted in
"Smoke-Free? Skidmore's future as a smoke-friendly campus,"
SGA and the administration have been entertaining such a notion since
the end of last year. The question at hand is not whether the school
has the right to enact such a policy, but what kind of approach the
school might take in restricting smoking, and whether or not such action
is truly necessary.
to mull 'unintended consequences' of smoking ban
Corning Leader - October 3, 2012
Steuben County officials will go back and take a look at the unintended
consequences of a proposed ban on tobacco use on county property.
recognized for banning smoking in malls
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard - Oct 3, 2012
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is giving an award
to Robert Congel, founder and chairman of The Pyramid Cos., for implementing
a tobacco-free policy in his company's 17 shopping malls.
State must do more to help people quit, avoid secondhand smoke
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard blogs - Oct 3, 2012
...the state must also do its part to reduce tobacco use by adequately
funding the state's tobacco control program and ensuring adequate cessation
coverage is available for those who want to quit.
Langone Medical Center Hosts AAP Visiting Lectureship ...
Newswise (press release) - October 2, 2012
Dr. Winickoff has made significant contributions to reducing children's
exposure to secondhand smoke through the development of the Clinical
and Community ...
Creek still weighing tobacco-free parks
Buffalo News - October 1, 2012
SILVER CREEK - Village board members will continue to explore the idea
of making public parks in Silver Creek tobacco-free zones. At the regular
meeting of ...
housing authority's senior units going smoke-free
Schenectady Gazette - October 1, 2012
The Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority announced this morning that
its senior housing developments will be going smoke-free on April 1.
The policy ...
Smoking on WCC Campus: The Right Choice?
Chappaqua (NY) Patch.org - September 29, 2012
Westchester Community College cracks down on smoking this month, following
in others' footsteps....
Housing Options in NYC Need to Expand
Huffington Post (blog) - September 28, 2012
Here in New York City's five boroughs, tremendous progress has been
made over the last few years when it comes to the number of areas where
people can enjoy clean, smokefree air. Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg and
the City Council, our parks, beaches and hospital grounds are smokefree.
A number of City University of New York campuses declared themselves
100 percent smokefree as well. These actions not only protect us --
they reinforce the message that secondhand smoke is unsafe and exposure
can be hazardous to health. Yet despite good choices being made by government
and by organizations who've declared themselves smokefree, one place
where too many New Yorkers find no escape from secondhand smoke is in
their very own homes. This needs to change.
you support banning smoking at festivals and public parks?
Evening Observer - September 28, 2012
Do you support banning smoking at festivals and public parks? Yes ...
Although I no longer smoke I do not think there should be a ban against
smoking in public.
asks for Silver Creek parks to be smoke-free
Evening Observer - September 28, 2012
SILVER CREEK - The Silver Creek Festival of Grapes is over, but for
some the family-friendly experience was ruined by people smoking during
ban still ineffective, USenate task force reports
CU Columbia Spectator - September 28, 2012
A University Senate task force on smoking policy has formally concluded
what many students already suspectedthat Columbias partial
smoking ban isnt being enforced.
Don't slide back on park smoking ban
Poughkeepsie Journal - September 27, 2012
Smoking cigarettes isnt against the law, but smoking anywhere
in public has been, if not outright forbidden, discouraged and stigmatized.
And this is all to the good, irritated smokers aside: Secondhand smoke
is a killer; we know it, and public health officials have acted on it.
applauds Marion Town Parks
Wayne Post - September 27, 2012
Marion, N.Y. The town of Marion has partnered with the Tobacco
Action Coalition of the Finger Lakes TACFL, to institute a tobacco-free
policy at Marion Town Park. Tobacco use of any kind is now prohibited
on the grounds and parking areas of the Park.
Ban; GN Estates Property Reassessments
Great Neck (NY) Patch.com - September 27, 2012
Smoking Ban Resolution: The Great Neck Park District board will
consider a resolution to prohibit smoking throughout the entire Village
Green on Thursday.
New York Post - September 27, 2012
The Hudson River Park Trust has proposed banning smoking in its five-mile
riverfront park, prompting a letter from a smoking-rights group saying
the trust lacks the legal authority to do so.
The trust said
it has the authority to adopt rules to protect the public. Existing
rules, for example, prohibit littering, swimming nude or leaving dog
waste. Alcohol is permitted only in designated areas. It said the smoking
ban also is consistent with 470 U.S. municipalities, including parks
in San Francisco and Albuquerque.
faults proposed smoking ban in NYC park
Albany Times Union - September 27, 2012
ALBANY The Hudson River Park Trust has proposed banning smoking
in its ... The group is suing state officials to stop outdoor smoking
bans in state parks.
litterbugs irk Canandaigua officials
MPNnow.com - Sep 22, 2012
Canandaigua, N.Y. Fed up with the slew of cigarette butts scattered
around downtown, Canandaigua city councilmember Karen White proposed
a smoking ban and now these discarded cigarettes has City Council
looking at a different concern.
ban on smoking in lots at parks may end
Poughkeepsie Journal - Sep 22, 2012
Smokers may soon be able to light up again in the parking lots of ...
Council voted 5-3 this week to amend the law banning smoking in the
city parks and to reduce the ... He said he is a strong supporter of
the smoking ban and will review the ...
Delays Vote On Smoking Ban in County Parks
FOX 40 News WICZ TV - September 20, 2012
To smoke or not to smoke, or to smoke in just some areas of Broome County
Parks. Does that debate sound familiar? It's a debate that will be continuing
for a while following non-action tonight from the County Legislature.
District to Consider Village Green Smoking Ban
Great Neck (NY) Patch.com - September 21, 2012
The Great Neck Park District board will consider a resolution to prohibit
smoking throughout the entire Village Green at its next meeting on Sept.
27, according to ...
Springs is latest village to ban tobacco use in its park
The Daily News Online - September 21, 2012
SILVER SPRINGS A decision to ban smoking in parts of the village
park has earned praise from a local health organization. The Village
Board has voted that ...
Banned by 2014
Oswegonian - September 20, 2012
The campus will become smoke free by January 2014, according to the
Oswego State Clean Air Committee. Right now, the smoking policy states
that students ...
Decline Stalls Despite City Efforts
WNYC - September 20, 2012
After almost a decade where an increasing number of city residents tossed
away their cigarettes, smoking went up slightly last year, according
to new Health Department figures. Six percent more people smoked in
2011 than the year before despite a broadened smoking ban that
kicked in, making city parks, beaches and select public ...
State needs to enforce its smoking regulations
Buffalo News - September 20, 2012
The idea of a smoke-free campus, especially of those in the State University
of New York system, is controversial, and is still somewhat taboo. Individuals
parks talk smoking ban
The Island Now - September 20, 2012
The Great Neck Park District board announced last week that it will
consider a resolution to prohibit smoking throughout the entire Village
Green at its next meeting on Sept. 27.
Council partially reverses city's smoking ban in parks
Mid-Hudson News - September 20, 2012
By a five to three vote, the Poughkeepsie Common Council Wednesday night
reversed a more than year old city ordinance that bans smoking in city
parks and will now allow people to light up in park parking lots.
tobacco licensing should not include paraphernalia
Ithaca College - The Ithacan - September 19, 2012
The City of Ithacas proposed local tobacco legislation needs to
distinguish between establishments that sell tobacco products versus
smoking paraphernalia. Requiring head shops to carry a local license
simply because they sell glassware associated with tobacco only serves
to limit local artists, not prevent underage tobacco use.
Law Targets Rochester's Convenience Stores
Rochester YNN - September 20, 2012
The amendments include requiring new corner stores to sell a full
line of food products including fresh vegetables, and limits the store's
sales to either tobacco, beer and wine or lottery.
York Ban on Public Smoking 100 feet from Schools and Selling ...
OfficialWire - September 18, 2012
The smoke is also known to be detrimental to the health of children
who are still in their early stages of development. The new law expands
the ban and prohibits ...
Members Suggest Tobacco Ban in Corning
WETM - September 18, 2012
Smith says the idea for a smoking and chewing tobacco ban on city-owned
property may cause his store problems. â€It's never
good for business. I mean, to ...
Skidmore's future as a smoke-friendly campus
Skidmore News - September 18, 2012
If youve ever left your dorm, youve probably encountered
secondhand smoke at one point or another. Whether youre the smoker
taking a puff in front of the Burgess Cafe, or the passerby that witnesses
the crowds forming around the benches anterior to the residence halls,
news of a potentially smoke-free Skidmore might come as a shock to you.
Marina's Herbal Hookahs Exempted from Smoking Ban, Owners ...
DNAinfo - September 18, 2012
A popular uptown restaurant overseen by the Parks Department says they
have received special permission to be exempt from the smoking ban in
city parks and public spaces because their hookah pipes use an herbal
alternative to tobacco. According to the establishment's spokesman Jaret
Keller, La Marina uses herbal sheesha in its Middle Eastern-style hookah
pipes, not tobacco, making the restaurant exempt from the city parks
at hearing favor smoking ban on St. Lawrence County property
WatertownDailyTimes.com - September 18, 2012
CANTON A majority of people who spoke at a public hearing Monday
in the St. Lawrence County Legislature boardroom favored a proposed
law that the county ban smoking on its property. The use of tobacco
products on all property owned or leased by the county, including county
buildings, beach and shoreline areas, playing fields, parks, picnic
areas, hiking trails and other recreational areas, would be prohibited
under the proposal.
Creek Board to eye festival smoking ban
Buffalo News - September 17, 2012
SILVER CREEK - A Festival of Grapes free from cigarette smoke will be
considered by the Village Board.
may consider tobacco ban on city property
Corning Leader - September 17, 2012
Corning, N.Y. - The City Council is discussing outlawing smoking and
chewing tobacco on all city-owned property, including parks, alleys
Legislature Considers Total Cigarette Ban
WWNY TV 7 - September 17 , 2012
The St. lawrence County legislature is considering a total ban on smoking
and chewing tobacco on county property. Already, the county bans the
use of tobacco products in county buildings and vehicles. The new law
would go significantly further, banning smoking outside on ...
City Council to meet downtown, discuss smoking ban
MPNnow.com - September 17, 2012
Discussion of possible smoking ban in parts of the City of Canandaigua
will continue Tuesday as members of City Council will meet downtown
before a scheduled ordinance meeting.
Fair considers limiting outdoor smoking after complaints
CNYcentral.com - September 17, 2012
SYRACUSE -- The organizers of the New York State Fair say they're looking
into limiting outdoor smoking because of complaints from visitors.
comments: Create designated smoking areas at the NY State Fair
Syracuse.com - September 16, 2012
It's legal to smoke outside in New York state, but some people
want the fair to restrict smoking near food and children's play areas,
or ban it outright. O'Hara told ...
of New York State Fair consider limits on smoking
Syracuse.com - Sep 16, 2012
Will the New York State Fair be the next place to ban smoking? ... Many
fair visitors said they want smoking banned and suggested there at least
be ... The state fair follows the NYS Clean Indoor Air Act. The act
bans smoking indoors at most ...
Amsterdam News - September 13 , 2012
This fall, the City University of New York will become the largest 100
percent tobacco-free urban public university system in the United States,
with a total ban on tobacco use, marketing, promotions and sports sponsorships
in effect at all 24 institutions. The ban includes all forms of tobacco
and chewing tobacco, as well as e-cigarettes. It applies to buildings,
outdoor locations such as playing fields, entrances and exits to buildings,
and parking lots.
War On Smoking Is Working
Slate Magazine (blog) - September 14, 2012
Response to New York City's partial ban on very large sodas has featured
a lot of commentary drawing heavily on the "futility" leg
of Albert Hirschmann's three-legged stool of the rhetoric of reaction.
But if I think back to the evolution of cigarette smoking policy since
the late-1980s that you can see the same thing. Relatively few of the
measures enacteda price hike here, a ban on cigarette machines
thereseem like public health game-changers on their own terms.
But not only is the overall smoking rate steadily falling, but Gallup
is out with survey evidence showing that the number of cigarettes smoked
by those who do smoke is falling. ...
smoking ban pushes employee breaks into neighbors' yards
HealthLeaders Media - September 13, 2012
When St. Joseph's Hospital banned smoking from campus, some employees
turned Kat Gridley's front yard into the new smoking lounge.
ban proposed for Broome County's parks
Press & Sun-Bulletin - September 12, 2012
BINGHAMTON Lighting up anything other than a grill or a campfire
at Broome County parks may soon become much more difficult. In a move
that mirrors other measures recently passed or proposed across New York,
the Broome County Legislature is slated to vote next week on a new law
banning smoking in almost all areas of its parks.
County to consider smoking ban in county parks, zoo, Civic Center entrance
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard - Sep 12, 2012
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney is working on a plan that
would ban smoking everywhere in county parks and within 50 feet of entrances
to all county-owned buildings.
County supervisors pass smoking, bath salts ban
Oneida Dispatch (NY) - September 11, 2012
Madison County supervisors pass smoking, bath salts ban ... 5 bans
the sale and possession of the synthetic drug bath salts. ... but not
identical state and federal laws have also been passed banning the sale
and possession of the drug.
McDonough Announces New Laws That Protect ...
Patch.com (NY) - September 12, 2012
The second measure, would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes,
which are battery-powered devices that allows users to inhale a vaporized
liquid nicotine ...
law protects students from second-hand smoke
Legislative Gazette - September 10, 2012
No butts about it, New York lawmakers are continuing to battle cigarette
smoking ... and also prohibiting the sale of "e-cigarettes,"
an alternative to tobacco, to minors. ... by nicotine gum companies),
a ban of the product's sale to minors will do.
ponders smoking ban on county properties
Steuben Courier - September 9, 2012
Tobacco users may need another place to light up or chew, with Steuben
County legislators considering a tobacco ban on all county property.
leaders appear poised to enact tobacco ban on county property
Hornell Evening Tribune - September 7, 2012
Bath, N.Y. - Tobacco users may need another place to light up or chew,
with Steuben County legislators considering a tobacco ban on all county
property. The county Legislatures Human Services, Health and Education
Committee unanimously adopted a draft law prohibiting the use of tobacco
on county-owned or leased property. The prohibition would include county
offices located in Corning and Hornell.
Governor Signs Ban on E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
CSNews Online - September 6, 2012
With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has now made it illegal
to sell electronic cigarettes to minors in New York.
bans smoking under Uptown canopies
Kingston (NY) Daily Freeman - September 6, 2012
City lawmakers have voted to ban smoking under the sidewalk canopies
in the Uptown business district. ...
smoking from fairgrounds and Onondaga County parks
Syracuse.com (NY) - September 5, 2012
Eventually, smoking will be banned from all public places. The smoking
ban back in 2003 for restaurants and bars was a good first step. Now
it's time for the ...
Greenpoint Star News (NY) - September 5, 2012
A smoke-free building would give him a bigger push to quit smoking.
A smoke-free policy is largely self-enforced and a mutual agreement
between the landlord ...
divide over 'No smoking' at the College of Staten Island's ...
SILive.com - September 5, 2012
Staten Island Advance/Mark SteinTobacco-free signs have been posted
on ... The City University of New York (CUNY)'s â€Tobacco
Free CUNYâ€ policy was ...
Chancellor seeks campus smoking ban
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - September 4, 2012
Weizalis said he cannot predict whether legislatures will approve the
ban, but added that he is encouraged by previous legislation that banned
smoking in public ...
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - September 4, 2012
Gone are the days when newscasters smoked on air and the Flinstones
told ... place to be, we don't think that a total ban is the necessary
course of action. ... There is nowhere else for on-campus students to
go smoke if it is banned on campus.
SCIANDRA: Smoking bans just good policy
Albany (NY) Times-Union - August 30, 2012
The recent Times Union editorial regarding the Schenectady outdoor smoking
ban does not address that inhaling secondhand smoke can be deadly ("Think
again in Schenectady," . . . Outdoor smoking bans are not overzealous
or impractical. ...
Law is a vehicle of social change
Albany (NY) Times-Union - August 30, 2012
Think again about your knowledge of public health, Times Union. I am
appalled at your recent editorial "Think again in Schenectady,"
Aug. 23. Laws regarding smoking in outdoor spaces are not a matter of
infringing on the smoker's rights to purchase and use their legal tobacco
products. They are means of social change where the overall outcome
is for the health of all residents.
smoking ban controversy
YNN Hudson Valley - August 27, 2012
Kingston's Common Council plans to vote next month on a ban on smoking
in the Uptown District's outdoor canopies. YNN's John Wagner talked
with both ...
parks also should be smoke-free
Syracuse.com (blog) - August 24, 2012
In your recent article about making parks and municipal grounds smoke-free,
it was great to see such a long list of smoke-free places. But I noticed
the town of ...
again in Schenectady
Albany Times Union (blog) - August 23, 2012
Our opinion: The city is ready to ban smoking in all its parks. ...
Sano's law bans smoking in playgrounds, fields and outside city pool
areas. ... But does that mean such behavior should be banned especially
when enforcement of a ... this year in getting the state to hold off
on banning smoking near pools and playgrounds.
Council panel backs smoking ban under Uptown Kingston ...
Kingston Daily Freeman - August 23, 2012
KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Shayne Gallos push to ban smoking under
the citys Uptown canopies has garnered support from a Common Council
Sandra Galef, David Carlucci back N.Y. playground ...
The Journal News | LoHud.com - August 23, 2012
Assemblywoman Sandra Galef, D-Ossining, declares her support for a statewide
law to ban smoking at playgrounds, as state Sen. David Carlucci, D-New
Valley lawmakers sponsor bill banning smoking in parks ...
Newsday (subscription) - August 23, 2012
Hudson Valley lawmakers sponsor bill banning smoking in parks, playgrounds
... Two state lawmakers from the Hudson Valley want to ban smoking on
React: Town Smoking Ban Ignites Hot Debate
Patch.com - August 20, 2012
Smithtown Town officials decision to ban smoking at town-run parks and
beaches receives mixed reaction.
Approves More Anti-Smoking Laws
Patch.com - August 21, 2012
With smoking already banned in or near Village Hall in Tuckahoe, the
Board unanimously voted ... More places in Tuckahoe now have smoking
bans on them. ... and last night, with no clear opposition for the smoking
ban from either the board or residents, the ... All workers can only
smoke now in designated smoking areas.
ban in parks sought
Albany Times Union - August 20, 2012
SCHENECTADY The city will likely ban smoking throughout its parks
a move ... mirror similar bans in the neighboring suburban communities
of Niskayuna, ... is for banning smoking just around playgrounds (84
percent of respondents), ...
of Owasco enacts tobacco free policy
NewsChannel 9 WSYR - August 16, 2012
Owasco (WSYR-TV) -- The Cayuga County town of Owasco is enacting a new
smoking ban. The town announced the adoption of a tobacco free policy
on all all town-owned recreational facilities.
joins public smoking ban ranks
Newsday (NY) - August 15, 2012
Bans on tobacco in all its forms are ... Not at Smithtown town parks,
playgrounds and beaches: Smoking has been banned there, and within 50
feet of town buildings. The town board voted unanimously Tuesday to
enact the ban, taking effect ... Long Island towns and villages that
restrict or prohibit smoking, which also is.
we possess the 'right' to smoke? Matt's Memo
CNYcentral.com (NY) - August 14, 2012
The mayor of the county seat, Wampsville, has formally opposed the
ban saying ... It was 22 years ago that the same Board of Supervisors
banned smoking ...
County working on local drug ban law; repeals sales tax ...
Oneida Dispatch (NY) - August 14, 2012
The proposed local law banning the sale and possession of the synthetic
drug ... the local law because it would cause smokers who work at or
visit the county ...
Mayor opposes expanded smoking ban calling it a ...
CNYcentral.com (NY) - August 14, 2012
WAMPSVILLE -- Madison County is moving ahead with an expanded ban on
... an ordinance that bans smoking from "property owned or leased
by the County." The supervisors agreed to eliminate the provision
that would ban smoking fro
Ifs, Ands Or Butts In Anti-Smoking Crusade
Sheepshead Bites (NY) - August 14, 2012
It's about a decade since the City Council enacted the first regulations
to ban smoking in bars, restaurants, bowling alleys and other indoor
considers smoking ban at public parks
WNYT (NY)- August 14, 2012
SCHENECTADY -- Smoking is not allowed here where children are out for
some fresh air at Schenectady's Central Park. But even with some restrictions
University Of Rochester Campus Might Go Smoke Free
13WHAM TV (Rochester, NY) - Aug 13, 2012
At the University of Rochester, only the Medical Center is smoke free
with designated smoking areas. The school is now thinking about extending
this rule to the whole campus.
County officials consider smoking ban on all property owned or leased
by the county
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard - Aug 12, 2012
Madison County officials are considering banning the use of tobacco
on property owned and leased by the county, including the entire government
campus in Wampsville, where smoking is currently prohibited within 20
feet of county buildings, and portions of
Dinowitz honored at the smoke-free Riverdale Y
The Riverdale Press - August 8, 2012
The New York City Coalition for a Smoke-Free City and its Bronx Smoke-Free
Partnership honored Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz at the Riverdale YM-YWHA
committee wants smoking ban rewritten to add details
Press & Sun-Bulletin - August 9, 2012
Officials are looking at a proposal to expand a smoking ban from beyond
... Smoking has been banned in playground areas of county parks since
2007. Claudia ...
rules in city parks not always followed
The Daily News Online - August 8, 2012
City Council banned smoking in all city parks last summer. ... City
Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian, who did not vote for the ban, said
the city has got enough ...
considers park smoking ban
Press & Sun-Bulletin - August 8, 2012
BINGHAMTON A resolution that would ban smoking in Broome County
parks is under consideration this week by various county legislature
Board of Health discusses smoking ban waivers
Olean Times Herald - August 2, 2012
ALLEGANY The Cattaraugus County Board of Health discussed in secret
Wednesday issues related to groups who have waivers to the Clean Indoor
'Big Tobacco' snuffs out Haverstraw law
New York Journal News - Aug 2, 2012
As a pediatrician and school physician, it pains me to know that some
of the students I work with every day will be negatively impacted as
a result of tobacco. Reducing tobacco use among our youth requires a
comprehensive plan that includes
ban has made real inroads against smoking
Newsday - July 30, 2012
New York City's ban on smoking in bars and restaurants was controversial
at first, but a decade after its adoption, it's widely accepted.
And it's probably helping. The ban was part of a broad attack on smoking
in the city, so it's hard to say which measures deserve the most credit.
But a city Health Department survey in 2010 found that the proportion
of New Yorkers who smoke had fallen to 14 percent from 22 percent in
Island Heart Society teens to rock out against smoking ...
SILive.com - July 24, 2012
The concert will raise awareness about "point of sale" tobacco
advertising that specifically targets youth while local bands -- including
The Government, ...
Smoking behind higher upstate cancer rates
Albany Times Union (blog) - July 23, 2012
The state branch of the American Cancer Society says cancer rates are
generally higher upstate versus downstate, according to
a report that combines data from the state Department of Healths
Cancer Registry for 2004-2008 and 2011 estimates. The
Cancer Burden in New York State was introduced
BY SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP ON SODA BAN HEARING HELD TODAY BY NYC DEPT.
MMD Newswire (press release) - July 24, 2012
Though we are a smokers' rights group based in NYC we have always argued
that our position is less about smoking and more about the slippery
slope loss of civil liberties, the encroachment of the nanny state,
infringement on private property rights and industry, and all things
of that nature including, now, this proposal to ban sales of soda over
a certain size.
beaches a public benefit
Rome Sentinel - July 23, 2012
Have you been to the beach recently and been bothered by those around
you who were smoking? ... Even in outdoor areas, secondhand smoke is
of Haverstraw to Reverse Tobacco Display Ordinance
NACS Online - July 20, 2012
The Village of Haverstraw has reconsidered its ordinance restricting
tobacco displays at retail, the Rockland County Times reports. Last
month, the New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) and seven
tobacco firms filed a lawsuit asking that the ban be labeled unconstitutional.
The village board will hold a public hearing on August 13 to repeal
considering tobacco-free parks
The Warwick Advertiser - July 19, 2012
WARWICK Image taking a walk through tree-lined pathways in a
park on a hot summer day. Or playing a game of softball on the grassy
fields at dusk.
Industry Squashes Village's Ordinance
Rockland County Times - July 19, 2012
On the heels of a lawsuit by seven tobacco companies and the New York
Association of Convenience Stores, the Village of Haverstraw has scheduled
a public hearing to rescind a first-of-its-kind ordinance passed this
spring. The board indicated at a special meeting on Monday that the
ordinance will be repealed on August 13. Propelled by the activism of
anti-tobacco groups like POWR Against Tobacco, the village had
previously passed the ordinance which enacted a ban on all public displays
of tobacco products within stores frequented by those under 18 years
of age, as well as displays of tobacco advertising or signage. The usual
displays were to be replaced by a tobacco menu available upon request.
banned in Babylon town parks ($$)
(Long Island, NY) Newsday - Jul 18, 2012
Babylon's town board Tuesday banned smoking and tobacco use in town
parks, playgrounds, beaches and ballfields. After a public hearing drew
no speakers, board members unanimously approved the bill ...
smoking ban pushed for beaches, parks
Newsday (NY) - July 18, 2012
Smoking could be banned next month in Town of Smithtown parks, beaches
and playgrounds. The town board plans to vote on the proposed ban at
Seeks Smoking Ban For Municipal Property
The Daily Voice (NY) - July 18, 2012
TUCKAHOE, N.Y. - A law that would ban smoking at all Tuckahoe municipal
buildings, in village parks and at ball fields was proposed at Monday
in Schenectady to ban smoking in parks
WRGB (NY) - July 17, 2012
SCHENECTADY -- Smoking is currently prohibited at pools, playgrounds,
pavilions and ball fields. Soon, Schenectady could be banning smoking
considers merging 2 offices
Catskill Daily Mail (NY) - July 18, 2012
The board has discussed making the park tobacco-free for several weeks
and in June, it heard a presentation from Lisa Heintz of the Rip Van
Looks at Smoking Ban or Restrictions at Parks
ErieTVNews - July 18, 2012
The state is now considering snuffing out or limiting smoking at state
parks. The idea of restricting or banning cigarette smoking would be
tested at a couple of parks before any change is made statewide.
County parks go smoke-free
YNN Hudson Valley - July 9, 2012
Sunday marked the final day that smokers could light up in Dutchess
County parks. YNN's John Wagner has the details.
York Sued Over Outdoor Smoking
Courthouse News Service - July 9, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. (CN) - A smokers' rights group asked a state judge to
throw out a ban on outdoor smoking at state-owned pools and playgrounds,
claiming the ...
library now smoke free
Business First July 6, 2012
Another downtown location has gone smoke-free: The central library of
the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system.
County makes parks smoke-free
WIVB - July 2, 2012
You can now add Erie County parks and beaches to that growing list
of places where you cannot light up.
No Attention To Those "No Smoking" Signs At State Parks --
Village Voice (Nanny State of Mind blog) - July 2, 2012
If you've been to a state park, historic site, or pool, you may have
noticed signs saying "Smoking Prohibited." About that... When
the state attempted to implement a ban on smoking at public parks, the
New York City-based group Citizens Lobbing Against Smoker Harassment
RIGHTS GROUP SUES NEW YORK STATE PARKS DEPARTMENT OVER ''NO SMOKING''
MMD Newswire (Mass Media Distribution LLC) - Jul 2, 2012
Today, NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.L.A.S.H.)
has filed a lawsuit against the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation
and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and its commissioner, Rose Harvey,
seeking to have misleading "Smoking Prohibi
Community View: Tobacco law should be applauded
New York Journal News - Jun 30, 2012
Haverstraw should be proud of its effort to counter the industry's documented
history of marketing to youth.
County parks are going smoke free
YNN Hudson Valley - June 28, 2012
Dutchess County is going smoke free in all its parks. County Executive
Marcus Molinaro made the announcement on Thursday.
ban looms for Dutchess County parks, playgrounds
Poughkeepsie Journal - June 29, 2012
A new tobacco ban goes into effect on July 9th, prohibiting cigarette
smoking in ... of Poughkeepsie, have banned tobacco products from parks
Anti-Tobacco Law Faces Legal Challenge
WFMY News 2 - June 28, 2012
WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Seven tobacco manufacturers and the New York Association
of Convenience Stores have filed a federal lawsuit against a New York
town, challenging a new local law that prohibits retailers from displaying
tobacco products in public sight. ...
Morris Sues Village of Haverstraw
Rockland County Times - June 28, 2012
Cigarette wars light up as Philip Morris leads coalition of seven tobacco
companies ... Tobacco, took the unprecedented step of banning retail
displays of cigarette products in their stores, forcing cigarettes and
cigars out of sight of customers.
campus wants to expand smoking ban
Buffalo News - June 28, 2012
Smokers who want to light up won't be welcome at the Buffalo Niagara
Medical Campus - not only in the major buildings and outside of them,
but also in the street - if a proposal from campus officials is enacted.
The Common Council is considering a request to ban smoking around the
entire 120-acre campus, including the public rights of way that run
through it, ...
County proposes smoking ban on county property; public ...
Oneida Dispatch (NY) - June 27, 2012
County parks will also be included in the ban. The law dictates that
people can't smoke within 100 feet of playground areas or sheltered
areas. Neither ...
smoking ban leaves smokers and nonsmokers to work together
Newsday - June 26, 2012
Cigarettes have been successfully banned from most indoor public places,
but now the battle moves outside, and some aren't on board.
County Legislature Adopts Tobacco-Free Parks Policy
Oswego Daily News - June 26, 2012
Signs have been posted at Camp Hollis, the county recreation camp for
youth, designating it a tobacco-free park. From left are Kathleen Fenlon,
director of the ...
Close To Banning E-Cigarette Sales To Minors
13WHAM-TV - June 22, 2012
New York's Legislature has voted to ban selling electronic cigarettes
to minors. If Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the bill into law, New York will
join Alaska, Idaho, Kansas and Maryland in restricting so-called e-cigarettes
that can carry nicotine. The devices are sold without regulation in
malls and other places where cigarettes are sold.
Will Suffolk's smoking ban make a difference?
Newsday - June 21, 2012
Smoking in Suffolk's parks and beaches will soon be banned under a
bill passed this week by the county legislature. But the ban contains
no fines for violators ...
LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA to Host First-Ever 'Smoke-In/Smoke-Out', 8/2
BroadwayWorld.com - Jun 22, 2012
The producers of the raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered new Off-Broadway
musical comedy The Last Smoker in America, today announced they will
host the first ever Smoke-In/Smoke-Out on the occasion of the shows
smoking ban coming to Suffolk County, NY
Wall Street Journal - June 21, 2012
NEW YORK Smoking will be banned later this year at parks and
beaches in Suffolk ... The ban takes effect 90 days after the bill is
signed by County Executive ...
Defends Flavored Tobacco Ban In 2nd Circ.
Law360 (subscription) - June 20, 2012
New York City attorneys on Tuesday told the Second Circuit that the
city's restriction of the sale of flavored tobacco products is not unconstitutional
because the ...
Rosamilia signs smoking ban legislation into law
Troy (NY) Record - Jun 19, 2012
Specifically, the ordinance bans smoking at playgrounds, pools and
other city-owned places where children generally gather.
Approves Bill to Prohibit Smoking Outside of Elementary or Secondary
Saugerties (NY) Post-Star - Jun 19, 2012
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz today
announced the approval of legislation that would further protect children
and young adults from the detrimental effects of secondhand smoke by
prohibiting smoking within 100 feet of e
Bans Smoking at County Parks, Beaches
Long Island Press June 20, 2012
Suffolk County lawmakers have approved a ban on smoking in county parks
and beaches. The bill passed the legislature Tuesday at its meeting
Ban on the Horizon for SUNY Campuses
Patch.com - June 19, 2012
SUNY banned smoking indoors on campus in 2007; Stony Brook University
Hospital became a smoke-free campus in 2008. According to the SUNY statement,
Considers Smoking Ban
SmithtownRadio.com - June 19, 2012
Smithtown, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) Smithtown town supervisor
Patrick Vecchio and the head of town parks favor a pass to ban smoking
in town parks and
LI town considers outdoor smoking ban
AP - Associated Press (NY) - Jun 18, 2012
Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio wants to ban smoking at town parks,
beaches and playgrounds.
Bauer oppose city's smoking ban
Troy (NY) Record - Jun 16, 2012
Two county Legislators have voiced their concerns about the effect
the smoking ban may have on city-sponsored events, but the author of
the law is saying there is nothing to worry about.
SUNY butt ban gets mixed local reviews
Oneonta (NY) Daily Star - Jun 16, 2012
State University College at Oneonta spokesman Hal Legg said in a statement
that if the proposal is adopted, "our goal will be to bring the
campus into compliance with compassion."
trustees approve ban on smoking
Albany Times Union - June 14, 2012
Smoking has been banned inside SUNY dorms, buildings and vehicles since
2007. Officials at the University at Albany have been discussing a tobacco
Banning Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Minors May Not Pass In New ...
CBS Local - 21 June 14, 2012
E-cigarettes are plastic and metal devices that heat a liquid nicotine
solution in a disposable cartridge creating vapor that a smoker inhales.
NY Law Seen Soon for E-Cigarettes
WETM-TV - June 14, 2012
Albany, N.Y. (AP) - A bill to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes
to New Yorkers under 18 years old is bottled up in Albany and is unlikely
to see passage by ..
bans smoking on all campuses effective 2014
The Business Review - June 12, 2012
Starting in January 1, 2014, smoking will be banned at all of the State
University at New York's 63 campuses. SUNY's board of trustees voted
today to ban smoking on campus grounds and in all campus ...
considering smoking ban
NorthShoreOfLongIsland.com (NY)- June 12, 2012
Smithtown Town may soon join the ranks of surrounding towns in banning
smoking at public pools, playgrounds and parks. ...
lingers over legality of council's smoking ban vote
Troy (NY) Record - Jun 10, 2012
The ordinance passed, or didn't pass, depending on whom you talk to,
during the council's monthly meeting Thursday night by a slim 5-4 vote.
Just after the vote concluded, Councilman Mark McGrath, R-District 2,
cited the city's charter, section C-38, whi...
Pulse of The People: The need for smoke-free
Troy (NY) Record - June 11, 2012
Asthma, a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic disease of the
lungs, is one of the most common chronic diseases that disproportionally
affects children, minorities, and underserved populations.
City Council passes smoking ban
YNN Hudson Valley - June 8, 2012
The Troy City Council voted 5-4 in favor of a smoking ban. The legislation,
which must be approved by the mayor, would ban smoking at the city's
sports fields, ...
Nearing Final Vote Regarding Proposed Park Smoking Ban
Half Hollow Hills (NY) Patch.com - June 7, 2012
A resolution to ban smoking in most areas of county parks and beaches
is moving along in the Suffolk County ... Should Smoking Be Banned in
council considers public smoking ban
YNN Hudson Valley - June 7, 2012
TROY, N.Y. -- The Troy City Council may follow the lead of several
other communities and ban smoking in public places, especially those
that attract children.
Legislation Bans the Sale of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors
Saugerties (NY) Post Star - June 1, 2012
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal,
and Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried today announced the passage
of legislation (A.9044-B/Rosenthal) that protects the health of minors
by prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to those under 18.
smoking is shocking shoppers
Albany Times Union - June 1, 2012
Crossgates Mall and Crossgates Commons in Guilderland and Aviation
Mall in Queensbury, three local malls owned by the Pyramid Cos., went
smoke free on ...
malls now smoke-free
The Saratogian May 31, 2012
Smoking is now off limits not only in but around 15 shopping malls
in New York and Massachusetts. ...
Bans Smoking at Town Beaches
Brookhaven (NY) Patch.com - June 1, 2012
A Brookhaven Town law passed in 2011 banned smoking at town parks,
athletic fields, public pools, playgrounds, golf courses, and cemeteries.
Now, beaches have been added to that roster of places in town where
you can't light up. The Town of Brookhaven has amended that 2011 law
to include beaches, effective immediately.
of Smoking Ban Likely to Spark Debate
Plainview (NY) Patch.com - June 1, 2012
The state parks backed off their ban on smoking, at least for now.
Bans in Syosset
Syosset (NY) Patch.com - June 1, 2012
Is lifting the Town of Hempstead ban an idea for Syosset? ... Smoking
Bans in Syosset ... Yes, banning smoking entirely went too far. 12 (38%).
They should ...
banned at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Buffalo Business First - May 31, 2012
Already, many of the major institutions on the medical campus are tobacco-free,
including Kaleida Health Kaleida Health Latest from The Business Journals
malls go smoke free
Mid-Hudson News - May 31, 2012
TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE Today, May 31 is World No Tobacco Day and
to mark the day, the Pyramid Company has declared all of their malls
View: State backs down too quickly on smoking
Auburn Citizen - May 31, 2012
After announcing in April that many areas of state parks would soon
be off limits to smoking, the state is backing off plans to enforce
the new policy because a smokers' rights group has raised objections
and threatened to sue. A lot of effort had already gone into the planning
and implementation of making some areas of state parks smoke free, and
the new rules were all set to be in ...
don't ban, smoking
Buffalo News - May 30, 2012
The reasoning goes that nonsmokers shouldn't have to be sickened by
second-hand smoke, especially in public places where children and families
Rights Group Opposes State Parks Smoking Ban
WWNY TV 7 - May 30, 2012
The state Department of Parks and Recreation announced new smoke-free
areas in state parks last month. That is, until a smokers' rights group
administration eases smoking ban
WRGB - May 30, 2012
The Cuomo administration is suspending its restrictions on smoking
in parks, pools, beaches and historic sites after a smokers' rights
groups objected. Instead, the administration says Tuesday the measures
will be voluntary for at least two months while a full rule-making process
including public comment is concluded.In the meantime, smokers' rights
advocate Audrey Silk tells The Associated Press she wants the new signs
delay state park prohibition on smoking
Albany Times Union - May 29, 2012
ALBANY Faced with criticism over a policy this spring to ban
smoking in parts of state parks and historic sites, the state Office
of Parks, Recreation and Historic ...
rights group objects to smoking ban in New York state parks
CNYcentral.com - May 29, 2012
ALBANY (AP) -- The Cuomo administration is suspending its restrictions
on smoking in parks, pools, beaches and historic sites after a smokers'
rights groups ...
administration eases smoke ban
7Online.com - May 29, 2012
The Cuomo administration is suspending its restrictions on smoking
in parks, pools, beaches and historic sites after a smokers' rights
PARKS DEPT SUSPENDS SMOKING BAN AFTER ...
MMD Newswire (press release) - May 29, 2012
... it acted without regard for an opposing view in rushing through
a smoking ban in ... According to Ms. Martens another stab at a rule
banning smoking could be ...
in NYC parks down two-thirds
UPI.com May 27, 2012
New York health officials said smoking in select city parks has declined
by ... in smoking litter on playgrounds, where smoking has been banned
since 2002. ... "A year since the implementation of the city's
smoking ban in parks and ... Study: Smoking bans on campuses effective
· Work smoking ban reduces ER admissions ...
York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley Says Park Smoking Ban
CBS New York - Ch. 2 - May 29, 2012
A year ago, New York City banned smoking in its parks, beaches, and
pedestrian plazas. Officials say the ban had been effective, WCBS 880?s
Wins Bid To Continue Smoking In His Own Apartment
New York Observer - May 29, 2012
After all, the mayor's proposed legislation would only have required
formal smoking policies and disclosures, not full-out bans. Moreover,
smoking wasn't ...
Yan Elm Street complex is a smoke-free facility
Penn Yan Chronicle-Express (NY) May 25, 2012
The Elm Street Sports Complex is a smoke free facility now. Shown with
the sign are Drew Wertman, Dave Shipman, Peyton Schuck.
Amends Anti-Smoking Bill
Patch.com (NY) May 24, 2012
Legislator seeks to strike a balance between rights of smokers and
health protection for ... his call for a smoking ban at county-owned
or operated parks and beaches. ... If the bill passes, those caught
smoking in banned areas may be asked to ...
Back: Should Smoking Be Banned in County Parks?
Patch.com (NY) - May 24, 2012
Do you support a proposed law to ban smoking at Suffolk County parks?
... Talk Back: Should Smoking Be Banned in County Parks? Do you support
a proposed law to ban .... on LIRR Platforms? Suffolk County Legislature
Bans Gel Candles ...
year after ban, smoking down in city parks and beaches
amNew York - May 24, 2012
Smoking in city parks is down by two-thirds since the city banned it
last year, and cigarette-related litter has dropped by about the same
amount, the Department of Health said Wednesday.
New York Post - May 24, 2012
The city Health Department says its year-old ban on smoking at parks
and beaches is showing results.
says ban on smoking in city parks is working
Albany Times Union - May 23, 2012
NEW YORK - The New York City Health Department says its year-old ban
on smoking in city parks is showing results. Health Commissioner Dr.
Thomas Farley ...
find NYC rental search even more difficult
The Real Deal New York (blog) - May 22, 2012
Smokers looking for an apartment rental that doesnt require them
to leave the comfort of their unit to enjoy a cigarette are finding
fewer and fewer options. A recent Craigslist.org search conducted by
the New York Times found just four apartments in the five boroughs that
advertise that smoking is permitted.
to Smoke at Home, and Facing Hurdles in Apartment Hunt
New York Times - May 21, 2012
Mr. Bloomberg said this was not a roundabout way to pressure buildings
to ban smoking, but there is already a growing pool of landlords, and
even some co-op ...
a Legal Smoke in a New York City Park
Cigar Aficionado - May 21, 2012
For the second straight year, Bill Paley, owner of La Palina Cigars,
and the Cigar Rights of America are inviting all cigar enthusiasts to
light up and protest New York Citys public parks smoking ban.
The second annual Legal Outdoor Smoke will take place this Wednesday
from 5 to ... City Mayor Michael Bloomberg famously banned smoking in
the city's parks. While it remains illegal to smoke in public parks,
the outdoor smoking ban does ...
County parks are now tobacco-free
Fulton Valley News (subscription) (blog) - May 17, 2012
During Thursdays meeting of the Oswego County Legislature, a
resolution was approved that prohibits smoking at Camp Zerbe, Camp Hollis,
and Independence Trail. ... that prohibits smoking at Camp Zerbe, Camp
Hollis, and Independence Trail. ... children's exposure to secondhand
smoke and other tobacco products.
Legal tobacco issue a tired old argument
Albany Times Union - May 11, 2012
I've been cheering several initiatives covered by local news media
recently Albany creating tobacco-free zones in city parks; Crossgates
mall's plans to go tobacco-free; and the introduction of a local ordinance
to end the sale of tobacco in pharmacies.
New York City Apartment Buildings Are Popular; New ...
Huffington Post - May 11, 2012
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
outright ban ...
No-Smoking Apartments Prove Popular
Wall Street Journal (blog) - May 11, 2012
By Michael Howard Saul Most New Yorkers express a desire to live in
a smoke-free building but that doesn't mean they want City Hall
to impose a ...
Yorkers: No smokes, no fats, no salt? Enough already!
Reuters AlertNet - May 11, 2012
New Yorkers may like "Mayor Mike" but are less certain they
want him playing the role of "Mayor Mom." A new poll shows
the Big Apple's denizens are divided over City Hall's efforts to correct
their bad habits, which in recent years has included bans on trans fats
and smoking in bars, as well as drives to cut consumption of salt and
sugary soda. ... to ban indoor smoking, a Quinnipiac University poll
showed on Friday.
Back: Butts on the Beach? Should Smoking be Banned?
Sayville-Bayport (NY) Patch.com - May 10, 2012
By Judy Mottl There's a movement afoot to possibly ban smoking at public
beach facilities. But like many bans, such as open alcohol on the beach,
decry ban on smoking in New York state parks
Buffalo Business First (blog) - May 8, 2012
A partial ban on smoking in state parks has aroused vocal opposition.
A new group known as CLASH (Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment)
is challenging the proposed restrictions,
State Parks smoking ban headed for court fight
Legislative Gazette - May 7, 2012
A policy to ban smoking in public places such as parks, pools and playgrounds
enacted by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation last month has come under fire from a smoker's
rights group, which is threatening to sue the state. ...
Lawrence County may start no-smoking policy
Chicago Tribune - May 6, 2012
Martha Ellen Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.
The St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators is expected to vote Monday
on whether to proceed with a smoking prohibition on its property.
The issue is the county's business because smoking, secondhand smoke
and smokeless tobacco, and the diseases associated with them, are a
strain on health ...
towns pressured to ban smoking in parks
Evening Sun (subscription) - May 4, 2012
NORWICH After the passing of a state law in April that prohibits
smoking at all New York State playgrounds and pools, pressure is being
put on Chenango County municipalities to apply similar laws to public
rights group challenges NY's smoking ban
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune - May 1, 2012
A smokers' rights group is objecting to a new rule beginning this year
that will prohibit smokers from using New York state's parks, pools
areas and beaches and historic sites as ash trays.
bans were imposed by bureaucratic fiat, not legislated law," says
Audrey Silk, founder of CLASH, which supports smokers' rights nationwide.
"On that basis alone, they're unconstitutional." She said
the rule "in fact went against the Legislature's will."
RIGHTS GROUP CHALLENGES THE LEGITIMACY OF BAN ON
MMD Newswire (press release) - May 1, 2012
On April 9th, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic
Preservation announced it was instituting a new policy that bans smoking
within state parks, including beaches, playgrounds and pools.
"These bans were imposed by bureaucratic fiat, not legislated law,"
says Audrey ... code to govern tobacco smoking in areas that are open
to the public.
Sad day approaching for happy hour?
Greenpoint Star News (Queens, NY) April 30, 2012
by Anthony Stasi I will be the first to admit that banning smoking
in bars and restaurants has not been as bad as many of us predicted.
For the times that most of us are in bars and taverns, it is nice to
not smell of smoke when you leave, and it seems most businesses have
survived, despite the early warnings. But reports that the city is considering
banning happy hour specials may be impossible to bring to
New York Times - Apr 29, 2012
To the Editor: Re Mayor Calls for Residential Smoking Rules
Re Mayor Calls for Residential Smoking Rules (news article,
April 19): Mayor Michael R. Bloombergs proposal for a building
disclosure policy will help New Yorkers make informed choices on where
they live. Just as they do when learning of lead paint and asbestos,
they can decide if they want to live in a home where they will not be
exposed to secondhand smoke. ...
lawmakers use cigars to lure in funds
Republicans were easily the biggest cigar spenders, with more than
a half-dozen GOP candidates and campaign organizations spending $500
or more on tobacco-related products
New York Daily News, 2012-04-30
Glenn Blain AND Kennth Lovett / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
State lawmakers still love a good cigar especially when it helps
them raise money.
Coady, M.H.; Jasek, J.; Davis, K.; Kerker, B.; Kilgore, E.A.; Perl,
in smoking prevalence and number of cigarettes smoked per day following
the implementation of a comprehensive tobacco control plan in New York
City," Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York
Academy of Medicine [Epub ahead of print], April 28, 2012.
Adult tobacco use fell 27 percent in New York City from 2002 to 2008.
Using the NYC Community Health Survey, the authors of this study found
significant declines in the prevalence of daily smoking, heavy daily
smoking, and nondaily smoking. Among daily smokers, there is also evidence
of population declines in all but the lowest smoking category (one to
five cigarettes per day).
proposes new anti-smoking bill
NYU Washington Square News - April 27, 2012
In an effort to wage his war against smoking, Mayor Michael Bloomberg
introduced a bill last week that would force owners of residential buildings
to adopt and enforce stricter smoking policies.
bans smoking at county parks, playgrounds
Times (NY) Herald-Record - April 27, 2012
The ban takes effect May 1 and applies to Lake Superior and Stone Arch
Bridge parks. It comes just over a year after legislators approved a
ban on smoking ...
campus initiative reaches administration
Campus Times, April 26, 2012
Amid a growing number of universities that are establishing smoke-free
campuses, a student-initiated proposal to turn the River Campus into
an entirely smoke-free environment was recently submitted to administration
for review and feedback after months of discussion. ... United States
formally announced or have implemented a 100 percent smoke-free campus,
according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF).
will the government outlaw smoking next?
Bangor Daily News - April 26, 2012
Whats next in the war on tobacco? Will the government outlaw
smoking in your apartment?
In 2002, when Bloomberg was considering
his first crackdown on cigarettes, the New York City Coalition for a
Smoke-Free City commissioned a survey by the ...
Sabres Raising Ticket Prices, Eliminating Smoking
Sabre Noise - April 25, 2012
Another change fans will have to deal with is the smoking ban in effect
on First Niagara Center property. No longer will fans be allowed to
smoke on the ...
York City Real Estate Firm Signs Agreement with EPA to enhance sustainable
U.S. EPA.gov (press release) - Apr 23, 2012
(New York, NY) The US Environmental Protection Agency today signed an
agreement ... Highlights of the agreement include:
practice policies to its operations manuals, including the use of integrated
pest management, green construction, the purchase of green cleaning
products and control of environmental tobacco smoke.
Downs adds 2nd smoking room despite state's anti-tobacco ...
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle April 23, 2012
One branch of New York state government is continuing its war on smoking
this year while two other state-sanctioned entities have recently provided
smokers with a gambling haven, complete with free, self-serve beverages.
The apparent hypocrisy has left anti-smoking advocates dumbfounded.
Im somewhat surprised and really alarmed. To have any part
of our government involved in expanding smoking areas is mind-blowing,
said Michael Seilback, vice president for public policy and communications
for the American Lung Association in New York.
Downs Casino in Genesee County recently spent $100000 to provide ...
casinos where there are non-smoking areas but it's the same air.
/ Condo News: A Sort of Smoking Ban, Record Sales Prices, More
Habitat magazine - Apr 23, 2012
Recent news affecting co-op / condo buyers, sellers, boards and residents.
This week, Mayor Bloomberg proposes a residential smoking ban. Or does
smoking policy leaves enforcement hazy
Crain's New York Business - Apr 22, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest smoking initiative has some in the
real estate community fuming. The requirement for landlords to develop
and distribute smoking policies has owners worried that they could be
sued for not enforcing them.
Rent-regulated tenants would have
to agree to revised leases to ban smoking. Former PBHG mutual fund investors
received checks last week from a class-action ...
may prohibit smoking in parks
MPNnow.com - Apr 22, 2012
By Scott Pukos, staff writer While any potential ordinance is still
months away from being voted on, City Council is discussing a smoking
ban in parks and ...
Rules for Buildings Reignites Smoking Debate
WNYC (blog) - Apr 21, 2012
When Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that he wants all residential
buildings in New York City to disclose their smoking policies, he reignited
a debate about smokers rights.
Audrey Silk, founder of
a smokers' rights group in the city, told the Associated Press last
week that Bloombergs proposal is a slippery slope toward an eventual
smoking ban in apartment buildings. "You cannot let them take the
first step, Silk said.
lease on life
New York Daily News - April 20, 2012
With 58% of those questioned in a poll by the Coalition for a Smoke-Free
City ... City rules ban smoking in common areas, such as lobbies and
R. Bloomberg Calls for Smoking Policies in Residential Buildings
New York Times, 2012-04-19
Mr. Bloomberg said at a news conference on Wednesday that he was proposing
the bill because New Yorkers wanted to be protected from secondhand
smoke. He insisted that the disclosure requirement would be strictly
informational, and not a backdoor attempt to pressure landlords and
buildings to ban smoking. ...
Mayor Wants Smoke-Free Policies Defined In Residential Buildings
NY1 (Time Warner Cable), 2012-04-18
In a move that could increase the number of smoke-free buildings in
the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to unveil a new bill requiring
residential buildings to adopt written smoking policies.
No Plan for Residential Smoking Ban
Wall Street Journal (blog) - April 18, 2012
...We're not trying to ban anything," he added. "I've always
believed, as you know, ... Asked if wanted to see more buildings adopt
smoking bans, he replied, ...
Taking New Step on Smoking ($$)
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, 2012-04-18
"We think that people ought to know whether they might be exposed
to second-hand smoke in their apartment before they decide whether to
rent or buy."- Dr. Thomas Farley, commissioner of the city's Department
of Health and Mental Hygiene, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal
Extends Smoking Ban and Comes to Chicken Compromise
WGRZ-TV - April 16, 2012
The board approved an extension to its smoking ban. It now includes
all town owned buildings. There is no smoking within 25 feet of entranceways.
bans expands outdoor smoking bans
Buffalo News, April109, 2012
Smokers will have fewer places to light up in state parks and historical
sites beginning this month, with the state designating more outdoor
locations including picnic spots and areas around playgrounds
and pools as tobacco-free zones.
Liz Williams, project
manager at the California-based Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said
that most of the nation's smoking restrictions in parks have been done
on the city, town or county level. In all, 602 municipalities across
the country have smoke-free parks; in New York, 38 such bans are in
place, including in Niagara Falls city parks.
of smoking in parks is something communities and states are increasingly
looking at," Williams said.
Free Zones Set Up In NY, Parks
WETM-TV - April 9, 2012
WATKINS GLEN, NY (AP) - The state is creating smoke-free areas outdoors
at New ... the dangers of secondhand smoke and reduce litter from discarded
Association Supports New Policy Creating Smokefree Playgrounds,
Pools and Beaches at State Parks
Saugerties Post Star - April 9, 2012
Saugerties, NY Statement of Jeff Seyler, CEO, American Lung Association
of the Northeast
This new smokefree policy comes at a critical
time because the need for protection from secondhand smoke in public
places has never been more clear.
expands smoke-free zones in parks
Albany Times Union - Apr 9, 2012
If you want to mix enjoyment of New York's great outdoors with the inhalation
and exhalation of ignited tobacco, your venues are becoming more limited:
The state Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation is
expanding the number of smoke-free zones in state parks and historic
sites, including around playgrounds and pools.
Under the new
policy, smoke-free areas will be created around all playgrounds and
pools as well as swimming beaches; pavilions and picnic shelters; ...
York Real Estate Question & Answer
Quit Smoking Before Buying Here
New York Times, 2012-04-05
Q Is it possible for a co-op to require prospective shareholders to
agree not to smoke in their units as a condition of being approved for
ownership? Would this be legal? A The proprietary lease of most co-ops
provides the board with the discretion to approve or reject a prospective
sale "for any reason or for no reason," said Stuart M. Saft,
a Manhattan lawyer.
laws target apartments, condos, co-ops
New York Journal News, 2012-04-07
Written by Jane Lerner
With smoking now forbidden in bars, restaurants, stores, schools and
many parks and beaches throughout the Lower Hudson Valley, housing has
become the latest battleground between people who smoke and those who
Baxter Reports: Mall's ban on smoking has many readers fired up
Times Herald-Record - April 3, 2012
It's a health-related issue that has produced all manner of passionate
debate. I'm talking about all the voices being raised for and against
a new policy that has some smokers burning mad and all nonsmokers breathing
easier. Ask a roomful of people about smoking and prepare to get an
earful. That became evident recently when the Pyramid Management Group
unveiled an expanded tobacco-free policy for its shopping malls.
Limit exposure of tobacco to youth
Albany Times Union - April 3, 2012
Tobacco use kills 25400 New Yorkers each year, and each year 22500
kids under the age of ... Extensive research has shown that the more
tobacco displays and ...
Ban for Apartment Buildings Catches Fire in Queens
New York Observer - April 2, 2012
A Queens resident is fuming with smoke!
I think that smoke-free
housing is something that needs to be done because there's no way that
when someone smokes in an apartment it stays in that ...
zones to take effect April 21
Lewisboro (NY) Ledger March 30, 2012
As of April 21, the opening day of the Lewisboro Baseball Association
spring season, there will be no smoking in the town's new tobacco-free
makes courageous stand
Albany Times Union - March 26, 2012
That you publicly state Albany County Legislator Tim Nichols is self-indulgent
in his proposed ban of tobacco products in pharmacies is terrible.
parks now tobacco free
YNN - March 26, 2012
Monday night, the city council approved a tobacco free policy for all
city parks. As our Bill Mich tells us, many are in favor of the new
parks may soon say: No smoking, please
Ithaca Journal - March 23, 2012
JEFF RICHARDS / STAFF PHOTO Add Elmira's parks and park facilities
to areas smokers shouldn't light up in if City Council adopts a tobacco-free
policy next ...
Of New Yorkers Would Pay More To Live Away From Smokers
Business Insider - March 19, 2012
In a survey of 1,000 New Yorkers commissioned by the New York City
Coalition for a Smoke-Free City, 58 percent said they would pay more
to live in smoke-free housing.
Since 86 percent of New Yorkers
are non-smokers, many appreciate the fact that ... Potential buyers
in non-smoking buildings should research the overall ...
to become tobacco-free on May 31
YNN Hudson (NY) Valley - March 20, 2012
... cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco - as well as similar substances
or instruments that are lit or burning, like electronic cigarettes.
The policy applies to ...
to Crossgates? Leave the smokes home
Albany Times Union - March 20, 2012
The tobacco-free policy will extended to the 15 shopping malls Pyramid
Management Group, LLC, owns and operates in New York and Massachusetts,
Palisades Center to Ban All Smoking on Property
Pearl River (NY) Patch.com - March 20, 2012
By Kevin Zawacki Shoppers and retail workers walking to and from their
cars in the Palisades Center parking lot will no longer be able to smoke
Bill Would Ban Smoking in Nyack Public Housing
Nyack-Piermont (NY) Patch.com - March 16, 2012
If passed, "at least 50 percent" of all public housing buildings
in New York would immediately become smoke-free, the bill reads. The
remaining units would ...
County may make stores hide smokes
Oneida (NY) Dispatch - March 15, 2012
Making public its intentions this week, the eight-member Board of Health
is developing a tobacco products display ban that would affect any public
Senate focuses on better enforcement of smoking policy
Hofstra (NY) University Hofstra Chronicle - March 15, 2012
Of those surveyed, more than 75 percent supported some kind of smoking
policy, and were open to the possibility of a full-campus ban.
Charities of Wayne County institutes tobacco-free policy
Wayne (NY) Post - March 14, 2012
By Leigh Hunziker
Catholic Charities of Wayne County collaborated with the Tobacco Action
Coalition of the Finger Lakes to establish a tobacco-free policy ...
Ban in Lewisboro Parks Takes Next Step
The Daily Lewisboro (NY) - March 9, 2012
by Bob Dumas (email) The Lewisboro Town Board unanimously passed a
motion to hold a public hearing on a law that would prohibit smoking
at its town parks.
trustees approve library's smoke-free zone
The Daily News Online - March 8, 2012
The Yates Board of Trustees Library signed a resolution to make a 25-foot
area outside of each entrance and exit smoke free
the result of efforts by ...
Votes On Referrals For Smoking Ban, DNA Testing
Patch.com (NY) - March 7, 2012
The legislators voted 13-4 in favor of a referral requesting New York
State Assembly pass a bill amending the public health law to prohibit
smoking on the ...
Many in Cayuga County would like to see stores curb ...
Auburn (NY) Citizen - March 6, 2012
A recent survey by the Cayuga County Health Network takes aim at tobacco
ads in local stores, claiming that a majority of Cayuga County residents
support more stringent requirements on where and how the products can
be sold. ...
banned at Crossgates
WNYT - March 5, 2012
That means that smoking will not be allowed inside or outside doorways,
on sidewalks or in parking lots. E-cigarettes will also be banned.
Poll Shows 71% of New York Voters Support Restoring Funding for Tobacco
Sacramento Bee - March 5, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new statewide
survey released today shows that New York voters oppose the recent cuts
to the state's tobacco prevention program and strongly favor using some
of the state's tobacco tax and settlement money to restore funding for
programs to prevent kids from starting to smoke and help smokers quit.
Campuses Topic of March 8 Conference
ReadMedia (press release) - March 5, 2012
WHITE PLAINS, NY (03/05/2012)(readMedia)-- WHAT: Westchester Regional
Conference on the Establishment of Tobacco-Free College Campuses sponsored
by Westchester Community College, American Cancer Society, American
Lung Association in New York and POW'R Against Tobacco. ...
Smoking Ban Proposed for Parts of Cape Vincent
WWNY TV 7 - Mar 3, 2012
That's if an ordinance banning smoking and tobacco use from outdoor
areas owned by the ... Byrne says with smoking banned inside those buildings
Albany (NY) Times Union - February 24, 2012
By Jordan Carleo-Evangelist A discarded cigarette butt lies near playground
equipment in Washington Park on Thursday Feb. 23, 2012 in Albany, NY.
Common Council passes smoking ban
YNN (NY) Hudson Valley - February 23, 2012
... and to reduce people's exposure to secondhand smoke is a win for
the community," said Theresa Zubretsky of the Capital District
Smoking! Officials consider making Arkport park tobacco-free
Hornell (NY) Evening Tribune - February 23, 2012
Arkport officials appeared receptive Tuesday night to a tobacco-free
parks presentation by Cassie Coombs, program coordinator for Southern
Tier Tobacco ...
laws, blowing smoke
Albany (NY) Times Union (blog) - February 23, 2012
Our opinion: Albany considers fining people who light up at playgrounds.
Isnt there a better way for the Common Council to weigh in on
a public health concern? ...
considers play area smoking ban
Albany (NY) Times Union - Feb 20, 2012
And while the measure would not yet ban smoking throughout all of Albany's
... squelched smoking in about 1700 parks and along its beaches, argue
such bans ...
supervisors consider banning e-cigarettes
Finger Lakes (NY) Times - February 17, 2012
WATERLOO In two weeks, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors
will vote on a motion that would prohibit the smoking of water-based
electronic cigarettes ...
schedules smoking-ban hearing Feb. 27
Times (NY) Herald-Record - February 17, 2012
The law bans smoking in public parks, playgrounds,
beaches and other public recreation areas, and within 25 feet of public
Metro-North Smoking Ban
Patch.com - February 16, 2012
According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) the ban
on outdoor smoking went into effect Feb. 15 for Metro-North and Long
Island Rail Road ...
Of Metro-North Smoking Ban Starts Wednesday
Patch.com (NY) - February 14, 2012
According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) the new
state ban on outdoor smoking goes into effect on Wednesday, February
15 for Metro-North ...
Legislators Call for Smoking Ban in Cars with Minors
Douglaston (NY) Patch.com - February 14, 2012
Toby Stavisky, D-Whitestone, and state Assemblyman David Weprin, D-Little
Neck, are calling for the state to prohibit smoking in vehicles in which
more underage hookah smoking
Queens (NY) Chronicle - January 5, 2012
State legislation barring minors from hookah smoking or buying ... a
few hookah bars prominently displayed signs banning anyone under 18
from entering. ...
Life Expectancy Is Seen Linked to Stepped Up Anti-Smoking Policy
By Henry Goldman
Bloomberg News - Dec 28, 2011
New York City heart-disease deaths have dropped 28 percent since 2002,
a decrease the Health Department attributes to bans on public smoking,
cigarette taxes and ads depicting tobacco-related illnesses.
Trustees Vote Down Smoking Ban Draft
Mayor Richard Kavesh says he'll fight for the ban even once he's
out of office
Nyack-Piermont (NY) Patch, 2011-12-23
The Nyack Board of Trustees voted down a resolution to draft a ban
on smoking in Veterans' Park at Thursday's meeting. ...
Neck library puts end to smoking
The Island Now (Williston Park, NY), 2011-12-22
JOHN SANTA The Island Now
Patrons and staff members looking to smoke on the grounds at the Great
Neck Library will now have to go elsewhere. ...
spreads word about smoke-free housing
Binghamton (NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin, 2011-12-06
Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga, together with 34 community partners
of the New York State Tobacco Control Program, launched the newly enhanced
SmokeFreeHousingNY.org website. ...
riders arrested over smoking, assault ($$)
(Long Island, NY) Newsday, 2011-12-11
EMILY C. DOOLEY
MTA police arrested two Long Island Rail Road passengers early Sunday
after they said one was smoking on the train and the other punched a
conductor who tried to enforce a no-smoking policy. ...
platform smoking ban takes effect
Long Island Business News - John Callegari - November 14, 2011
A new law banning smoking on the platforms of Long Island Rail Road
... Andrew Cuomo, extends existing smoking bans on all indoor mass ...
Namath takes on LIRR, Metro North smoking
New York Post, 2011-11-10
JEN FERMINO, Transit Reporter
The legendary Jet and a host of other New York notables -- like former
Yankee Tommy John and "Real Housewife" Countess LuAnn de Lesseps
-- are using their distinct voices to remind railroad riders about a
new smoking ban that takes effect on Sunday. ...
Period To Kick Off LIRR Platform Smoking Ban Which Begins On Sunday
Associated Press (AP), 2011-11-10
Long Island Rail Road's ban on platform smoking begins on Sunday. ...
Beach pushing for smoke-free outdoor dining
abc7.com - November 3, 2011
(KABC) -- There's a push to make Long Beach 100 percent smoke free when
it comes to outdoor dining. More than 30 restaurants are slated to join
the Fresh ...
Next step in war on tobacco
The Island Now (Long Island, NY) - November 3, 2011
Nevertheless we have concerns with the possibility that Great
Neck Plaza may soon join the Village of Great Neck by outlawing smoking
on public sidewalks. We fear that Big Brother may be taking the war
on tobacco a step too far. ...
bans smoking, overrides state tax cap
Finger Lakes Times - October 28, 2011
One ordinance bans smoking on property owned or leased by the county.
It was approved by a 17-4 margin, with supervisors David Baker, D-city
of Canandaigua, ...
County supervisors OK law prohibiting tobacco use
MPNnow.com - Mike Murphy - October 28, 2011
South Bristol Supervisor Daniel Marshall said the law could be enforced
the same way the law banning smoking in bars and restaurants was
through the court ...
County considers banning tobacco use inside, outside its ...
Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle - October 25, 2011
Ontario County officials expected to adopt a smoking ban on all county-owned
and leased property later this week have been guided by the numbers.
council implements voluntary tobacco-free policy
Niagara Gazette - Mark Scheer - October 18, 2011
During a meeting on Monday, city council members voted unanimously to
adopt a smoke-free policy for all recreational areas in Niagara Falls.
Promises to help smokers quit, keep kids from starting, go up in smoke
New York Journal News, 2011-10-16
Written by Blair Horner
Watching government work can be maddening. Some programs succeed, others
fail. It's most maddening when a program works, yet policymakers seem
determined to shut it down. This has been the fate of New York state's
Tobacco Control Program.
looking to snuff out tobacco use
Henrietta (NY) Post - October 13, 2011
Tobacco-free air laws allow everyone in the community to move
about freely without the threat of being exposed to second-hand smoke,
said Gugino, ...
students convince town board to make parks smoke free
Utica Observer Dispatch - September 23, 2011
A group of Sauquoit Central School students and their teacher have convinced
the Paris Town Board to make town parks tobacco free. ...
Meeting Attendees Say New York City is Health-Policy Model
Wall Street Journal (blog) - Betsy McKay - September 22, 2011
Innovative Solutions from New York City describes interventions
from the smoking and trans fat bans to bike lanes, laws reducing air
pollutants and use of ...
Society report says NY weak against smoking
Forbes - Michael Gormley - September 20, 2011
Cancer prevention groups including the American Lung Association said
the state's efforts including banning indoor smoking and raising taxes
has helped to ...
Battle Against Smoking Goes Back 400 Years
New York Times (blog) - Sam Roberts - September 16, 2011
In vetoing the bill, Mayor George B. McClellan Jr. maintained that the
aldermen were not empowered to ban smoking. While the conduct
of individuals or of ...
York City Adult Smoking Rate Falls to All-Time Low of 14 ...
Bloomberg - Esmé E. Deprez - September 15, 2011
In 2002, he worked with the City Council to ban smoking in offices,
bars and restaurants. ... In May, the city extended the smoking ban
to parks, ...
may ban smoking in parks, recreation areas
Lewisboro Ledger - James Christopher - August 29, 2011
Board members appeared to favorably view the legislation, with Town
Supervisor Charles Duffy stating that a ban on smoking in playgrounds,
bans smoking on LIRR platforms
Newsday (subscription) (blog) - Yancey Roy - August 15, 2011
The ban applies to the Long Island Railroad and Metro North. Smoking
is already banned at outdoor New York City subway platforms. In approving
the bill, ...
Vernon bans smoking in public parks
The Journal News (NY) | LoHud.com - Ernie Garcia - August 12, 2011
MOUNT VERNON A new smoking ban in city parks includes a $250 fine
for anyone who smokes within 25 feet of a public playground or park.
County To Consider New Smoking Ban
13WHAM-TV - August 9, 2011
Waterloo, NY - Seneca County's Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday
night to discuss a new smoking ban. Under the proposal, the ban would
cover any ...
Smoking Ban More Popular In Theory Than Practice
The Gothamist [Blog], 2011-08-08
It has been a few months since the City Council's ban on smoking in
parks and beaches kicked in. So how's it doing? Mixed. The number of
tickets written is still holding steady at one and New Yorkers, according
to the latest Marist Poll [PDF], are not entirely unanimous in their
thoughts on the ban. While most New Yorkers like the idea of butt-free
parks they aren't sure if it is working. Still, a majority of them would
recommend other cities give it a puff. . . . ...
Surprise! NYC Smokers Don't Like Smoking Ban
New York Daily News, 2011-08-08
Ok, this is about as predictable a polling result as you could imagine,
but a new NY1/Marist survey finds (drum roll, please): NYC non-smokers
love the city's outdoor smoking ban, while puffers protest. ...
Percent of Smokers Are Glad They're Not Allowed to Smoke ...
New York Magazine - August 8, 2011
The two-month-old ban on smoking in pedestrian plazas, city parks, and
beaches is fairly popular, a NY1/Marist poll finds. Sixty-nine percent
of adults ...
ban considered for parks, playgrounds
Buffalo News - Karen Robinson - August 2, 2011
East Aurora - Village officials are considering a no-smoking policy
for those outdoor areas while updating their employee handbook, banning
smoking in ...
votes to ban smoking in some parks
Catskill Daily Mail - Melanie Lekocevic - July 22, 2011
ATHENS The Village Board has unanimously approved a resolution
banning smoking in some local parks, particularly in areas where children
play. But other areas like Riverfront Park are not impacted
by the ban. ...
votes to ban tobacco in park
The Daily News Online - July 19, 2011
The proposal to implement the initiative was presented to Town Clerk
Pam Rush by Smoke Free NOW, a program of Genesee/Orleans Council on
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Smoke Free NOW, a coalition of agencies
and individuals dedicated to reducing ...
board OKs playground smoking ban
Kingston (NY) Daily Freeman, 2011-07-12
WILLIAM J. KEMBLE Correspondent
HURLEY -- The Town Board has approved a ban on smoking on and near
playgrounds in all town parks.
The ban will take effect on Aug. 1, but no penalties were set for violations.
bans smoking in city parks
Batavia (NY) Daily News, 2011-07-12
After much debate, City Council on Monday voted 7-2 to prohibit the
use of tobacco in city parks and recreation areas. ...
of Albion opts for tobacco-free policy
The Daily News Online - July 7, 2011
With the adoption of the policy on June 28 and the delivery of the signs
by Smoke Free NOW, residents will enjoy cleaner air and reduced litter
while visiting any one of the five village parks, said Kevin Keenan,
coordinator for the Smoke Free NOW ...
smoking in Kingston parks
Hudson Valley (NY) News, 2011-07-06
Smokers are no longer welcome in any park owned by the City of Kingston
as of Tuesday night when the Common Council voted to ban smoking it
its parks in an attempt to limit its overall impact on children in the
& A: Adding Riders to Stabilized Leases
New York Times, 2011-07-06
Q My landlord recently sent me a renewal lease for my rent-stabilized
apartment. He included a rider that prohibited smoking and the building
of wall partitions in the apartment. Is the landlord allowed to add
such riders to a rent-stabilized lease?
A "A landlord must renew a rent-stabilized lease based upon the
same terms and conditions as were contained in the original lease,"
said Sherwin Belkin, a Manhattan lawyer who represents landlords. So
if the original lease did not contain a specific prohibition against
smoking or the building of partitions, the renewal lease may not include
such riders. ...
may prohibit smoking in parts of village park
Morning Times - Renee Taylor - July 1, 2011
Robin Baker from the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Tioga
County approached the village trustees this week about becoming involved
with the Tobacco Free Tioga program. Baker, who is the program
coordinator, asked the trustees to consider ...
campus goes smoke-free
Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette, 2011-06-30
Written by Jennifer Kingsley
CORNING -- When students return to Corning Community College's campus
later this summer, they'll notice at least three changes: a tobacco-free
campus, slightly higher tuition and a new president at the helm. ...
WBTA AM 1490 - June 28, 2011
Council discussed an initiative that would ban all drinking and smoking
in the city's park and picnic areas. Christian agreed that the alcohol
consumption should be curbed. But she says the smoking ban would be
unfair to those taxpayers who help fund ...
Jervis debates smoking ban at public entrance doors
Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record, 2011-06-14
The city is considering a smoking ban outside entrances to public buildings.
The proposal would ban smoking within 25 feet of public entrances to
the city's municipal building and youth center. ...
Passes Fuschillo Bill To Protect Railroad Passengers From Second-Hand
NewsLI - June 17, 2011
Both the City of New York and the State of New Jersey have already enacted
similar laws banning smoking on outdoor train platforms. Thousands
of commuters are being exposed to harmful second hand-smoke every time
someone lights up a cigarette while ...
moves closer to smoking ban in local parks
Catskill Daily Mail - Melanie Lekocevic - June 17, 2011
ATHENS While they have yet to vote on it, the Village Board last
week moved closer to an agreement to ban smoking in some village parks
and play areas. Mayor Andrea Smallwood recommended the village ban smoking
in the Little ...
Lawmaker Wants to Put a Stop to Smoking in the Car With Children: Good
SodaHead News - June 15, 2011
According to the New York Daily News, Assemblyman David Weprin said
Sunday he'll push for new legislation that bans adults from smoking
in cars carrying children younger than 14. If Weprin's legislation
which hhas passed in similar forms in Maine,
Says Evidence Supports Lawmaker Bill Banning Smoking in Cars with Kids
WBEN 930 - June 14, 2011
Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) A New York lawmaker has proposed legislation that
would ban adults from smoking in cars when children under the age of
14 are present. Democrat Assemblyman David Weprin said he wants to reduce
children's exposure to secondhand ...
David Weprin pushes to ban smoking in car with kids
New York Daily News, 2011-06-13
Lillian Rizzo DAILY NEWS WRITER
Lighting up with a kid in the car could soon cost you $100. ...
smoking ban soon in White Plains, NY
WCAX - June 10, 2011
WHITE PLAINS, NY (AP) - A new outdoor smoking ban will take effect on
July 6 in White Plains. It prohibits smoking at city parks, plazas,
playgrounds and trails. New York City's outdoor smoking ban took effect
a few weeks ago. The Journal News says the ...
Harlem neighborhood becomes New York City's first smoke-free block with
New York Daily News, 2011-06-09
Heidi Evans DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Where's a New York smoker to go? Not E. 110th St. between Lexington
and Third Aves. ...
expands smoking ban to areas west of Commons
Ithaca Journal - June 3, 2011
The non-smoking area encompasses all of The Commons, from the entrances
at Aurora and Seneca streets to the entrance at Cayuga Street. »
The latest amendment to the smoking ban extends the non-smoking area
to Cayuga and West State streets on The ...
board ban butts?
Catskill Daily Mail - Melanie Lekocevic - June 2, 2011
There are several steps the village can take from simply asking
park goers not to smoke through the use of posted signs, all the way
to creating a new law literally banning smoking in those areas. There
are different things a municipality can do in ...
want to outlaw smoking at state parks
NewsChannel 9 WSYR - May 30, 2011
A proposed law making the rounds in the State Assembly would ban smoking
at public parks, beaches and even golf courses. Monday was a big day
for Madeline Healt, it was her first trip to Green Lakes State Park,
and her first time in the water. ...
parks off limits to New York smokers
A ban on smoking in New York City parks, beaches, boardwalks and pedestrian
plazas took effect on Monday, but smokers can still puff away legally
on sidewalks. ...
of the Day: What Do You Think of the City's New Smoking Ban?
Patch.com - Andrew Coen - May 24, 2011
This week's question is: What are your thoughts on New York City banning
smoking at city parks, beaches, and pedestrian plazas? Interested in
a follow-up to this article? Great, we'll send you an email as soon
as a follow-up is published! ...
law bans smoking in 43 square miles of parks, public plazas, beaches
msnbc.com - May 24, 2011
A new law bans smoking in New York City's 43 square miles of urban parks
and other public places. The law will be enforced with a $50 fine per
violation. By VERENA DOBNIK The Associated Press NEW YORK New
York City is telling folks to butt out. ...
Ban Little Noticed in Times Square
MarketWatch - May 24, 2011
A new outdoor smoking ban covers all of New York City's parks and public
plazas, including Times Square. WSJ's Hilke Schellmann visited the iconic
crossroads for tourists and office workers to see if smokers would take
heed of the new law.
smokers defy park cig ban
New York Post - Danny Gold, Jeremy Olshan - May 24, 2011
BUTT OUT: Nora Boutellier, out in Herald Square with her friend Raya
Shaul, was among those flouting the smoking ban yesterday as indignant
puffers ranted against the new regulation. "We are against it,"
smoker Maureen Rodriguez said in Bryant Park. ...
Air Over City's New Smoking Ban
Wall Street Journal - Michael Howard Saul - May 24, 2011
A new outdoor smoking ban covers all of New York City's parks and public
plazas, including Times Square. WSJ's Hilke Schellmann visited the iconic
crossroads for tourists and office workers to see if smokers would take
heed of the new law. ...
Smoking Ban in Parks, Beaches Goes Into Effect
ABC News, May 23, 2011
... the American Lung Association monitors each state's legislative
efforts to ... director for the advocacy group, Americans for Nonsmokers'
York City outdoor smoking ban begins
CNN International, May 23, 2011
"These smoke-free laws start at a local level," said Cynthia
Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "They
are based on community ...
Smokers Take a Parkwide Ban of Their Habit in Stride
New York Times, 2011-05-23
MOSI SECRET and NOAH ROSENBERG
On Monday, it becomes illegal to smoke in many outdoor areas of the
city, including parks, beaches, pools, recreation centers and other
spaces under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Recreation Department.
Pedestrian plazas, too, including the ones in Times Square and Herald
Square, are off limits, as is the Coney Island Boardwalk. ...
bans smoking in public outdoor spaces
CBS News correspondent Jay Dow reports that New York City is now taking
the war against tobacco a step further with a new law that goes into
effect tomorrow, banning smoking outdoors - at beaches, boardwalks,
parks, and pedestrian plazas. ...
County to consider new smoking policy
Plattsburgh (NY) Press-Republican, 2011-05-21
JOE LoTEMPLIO Staff Writer
PLATTSBURGH Clinton County legislators are eyeing a new policy
that would ban smoking on just about all county properties. ...
park is now tobacco-free
Batavia (NY) Daily News, 2011-05-19
The Oakfield Town Board last week adopted a resolution to make Elroy
D. Parkins Park on Drake Street and all town-owned or -operated outdoor
recreational facilities tobacco free, according to Kevin Keenan, coordinator
of Smoke Free NOW, a program of Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism
and Substance Abuse. ...
may soon be banned
Catskill Daily Mail - Melanie Lekocevic - May 5, 2011
ATHENS The Athens Village Board is contemplating making all local
parks, including the Little League fields, smoke-free. The Rip Van Winkle
Tobacco Free Action, based in Hudson and covering Columbia and Greene
considers tobacco measure
WatertownDailyTimes.com - April 12, 2011
Benjamin R. Todd, program coordinator for the St. Lawrence County Tobacco
Free Community Partnership, made a brief presentation Tuesday to the
Board of Trustees and plans to meet with the community's Joint Recreation
moves to limit smoking in town parks
Kingston (NY) Daily Freeman, 2011-04-06
WILLIAM J. KEMBLE Correspondent
PORT EWEN -- The Esopus Town Board is considering a smoking ban in
areas of town parks that are used by children. ...
of Poughkeepsie bans smoking in parks
Poughkeepsie Journal - April 7, 2011
Smoking has been banned in the city's parks. / Lee Ferris/Poughkeepsie
Journal Visitors to City of Poughkeepsie parks will soon be unable to
legally light up. The Common Council has approved a smoking ban in city
parks and ballfields joining a number ...
Boards May Ban Smoking In Condos
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - Ellyn Marks - March 17, 2011
New York City already prohibits smoking in public areas like hallways
and recreation rooms, at buildings with at least 10 apartments. But
now some co-ops and condominiums are gearing up to have owners vote
on an all out ban which means no lighting up ...
condos and co-ops be able to ban smoking inside owners' apartments?
Wall Street Journal - March 17, 2011
At least half a dozen Manhattan co-ops are expected to ask shareholders
during annual meetings this spring to vote on an all-out smoking ban
that would prohibit residents from lighting up in their own homes. What
do you think? ...
We deserve to breathe clean air
The Brooklyn (NY) Paper, 2011-03-04
Sheelah Feinberg is executive director of the NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free
Despite the widespread perception that secondhand smoke is not a threat
outdoors, studies show that exposure can be just as high outdoors as
inside. Despite strong indoor air laws in the city, residents are still
being exposed to secondhand smoke. In fact, 57 percent of city residents
(compared to 45 percent of people nationwide) have elevated levels of
cotinine in their blood, a by-product of nicotine. ...
banned in Auburn city parks
Auburn (NY) Citizen, 2011-02-25
The Citizen staff report AuburnPub.com
Smokers in Auburn are now supposed to stay out of city parks. However,
they wont have any real consequences if they ignore that rule
at least not yet. ...
Bloomberg To Sign Legislation Expanding Smoking Ban
NY1 (Time Warner Cable), 2011-02-22
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to sign legislation into law today
that bans smoking in many public spaces around the five boroughs. ...
Signing Smoking Ban Today, Last Gasp Set for May 23rd
Gothamist - John Del Signore - February 22, 2011
Today Mayor Bloomberg will sign legislation forbidding smoking in public
places, punishable by up to a $100 fine. Since the new law is considered
unenforceable by many, it's hoped that future legislation will stiffen
the penalties for smoking, ...
City Council studying smoking ban in public parks
New York Journal News, 2011-02-18
YONKERS The green oases in the city's park system could become
off-limits to tobacco smokers under a proposed ban.
The City Council is studying the outlawing of lit cigarettes, cigars
or pipes in any park or other property under the jurisdiction of the
Department of Parks and Recreation, including boardwalks, marinas and
The proposed ban would not apply to sidewalks adjacent to parks, squares,
public places and parking lots.
The draft legislation does not stipulate the penalty for violating
the law. ...
of Tupper Lake bans smoking at Little Wolf Beach
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise - Jessica Collier - February 16, 2011
TUPPER LAKE - The town board banned smoking at the Little Wolf Beach
at its Monday meeting. The ban will only be in affect for the beach
and playground areas, and won't apply to the camping or picnic area.
In November, town Attorney Dave Johnson told ...
Bloomberg says citizens, not busy NYPD will enforce smoking ban at public
New York Daily News, 2011-02-11
Adam Lisberg DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU CHIEF
Smokers don't need to worry about the city's new law banning smoking
at beaches and parks - because Mayor Bloomberg said Friday the NYPD
won't police it.
"The police will not be enforcing this. That's not going to be
their job," Bloomberg told a caller to his WOR-AM radio show. "This
is going to be enforced by public pressure."
The mayor said cops already don't enforce the law against smoking in
playgrounds, and they're too busy fighting crooks and terrorists to
start cracking down on park smokers, too ...
gets up landlord's nose in court
In far-reaching decision, court rules that landlords must address
tenant's secondhand smoke concerns or face consequences such as broken
leases and rent reductions.
Crain's New York Business, 2011-02-09
Last week, a District Court judge in Nassau County ruled that an Upper
East Side tenant could break her lease and pay reduced rent because
she had complainted about a neighbor's cigarette smoking and the landlord
failed to take appropriate action to alleviate the secondhand smoke.
The ruling was the first of its kind because most smoking-related matters
between landlords and tenants do not go to trial, experts said. ...
County set to ban smoking anywhere on county property
Times Herald-Record - Leonard Sparks - February 4, 2011
MONTICELLO Sullivan County is poised to ban smokers from lighting
up on county property under a proposed law that could be approved when
the full Legislature meets Feb. 17.
The law, which is set for a public hearing that same day at 1:40 p.m.,
would ban outdoor smoking on county-owned property.
The ban also would cover county-administered property, such as Lake
Superior State Park, but the law carves out exceptions for smokers in
their cars and residents at the Adult Care Center in Liberty.
"If you want to smoke on your own, it's fine," said Legislator
David Sager. "(But) other people shouldn't be inconvenienced by
your activity. ...
Ban Approved for New York Parks and Beaches
New York Times, 2011-02-02
JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ
After a bitter debate over individual liberties and the role of government,
the City Council on Wednesday handily approved a bill to ban smoking
in 1,700 city parks and along 14 miles of city beaches.
By a 36-to-12 vote, the Council passed the most significant expansion
of antismoking laws since Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg pushed to prohibit
smoking in restaurants and bars in 2002. ...
to ban smoking on LIRR platform gains support
Herald Community Newspapers (Long Island, NY), 2011-02-02
Several Long Island legislators have hopped aboard the no-smoking train,
supporting legislation that would ban smoking on all outdoor Long Island
Rail Road platforms.
Assembly members Harvey Weisenberg (D-Long Beach) and Earlene Hooper
(D-Hempstead) are backing a bill introduced earlier this month by Rockland
County Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) that would prohibit smoking
in all LIRR and Metro-North Railroad ticketing, boarding and waiting
Council expected to ban smoking in NYC parks
The State, Wed, Feb 2, 2011
New York City lawmakers are expected to vote to extend the city's smoking
ban to parks and beaches.
e-cigarette sales ban passes committee vote
amNew York, 2011-01-25
A proposal to ban electronic cigarette sales in New York cleared its
first hurdle Tuesday, when the state Assembly Health Committee voted
21-4 in favor of the bill.
Now it moves on to the Assembly Codes Committee, although it was unclear
Tuesday when it would be taken up. The full Assembly and the State Senate
would also have to approve the measure for it to become law.
E-cigarettes are considered an alternative to traditional cigarettes
and use a battery to trigger the nicotine sensation, emitting vapor
instead of smoke ...
University's 23 Colleges Are the Latest to Ban Smoking
New York Times, January 24, 2011
Last summer, the University at Buffalo banned smoking on its three
campuses. Last month, Columbia University approved a measure that prohibits
smoking within 20 feet of buildings.
And on Monday, the trustees of the City University of New York, the
largest urban higher-education system in the country, voted to forbid
smoking on all 23 of its campuses, from the College of Staten Island
to Lehman College in the Bronx.
CUNYs move is the latest in a wave of comprehensive smoking bans
on college campuses nationwide, a trend that began about five years
ago and has gathered momentum in recent months. The American Nonsmokers
Rights Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group, reported this month that
at least 466 campuses had completely banned smoking or passed resolutions
to do so. ...
May Ban Smoking From All Campuses
Gothamist - John Del Signore - January 24, 2011
Like hundreds of other universities across the country, CUNY is poised
to become almost entirely smoke-free. The Board of Trustees will meet
today to vote on a plan to prohibit smoking from all 23 CUNY campuses;
currently smoking is only banned inside buildings and CUNY vehicles.
In addition, all tobacco industry promotions, advertising, marketing,
and distribution would be prohibited on campus properties, and tobacco
industry sponsorship of athletic events and athletes would be prohibited.
Of course, some students call this discrimination. ...
Ban Under Consideration In New York State
CBS New York - January 24, 2011
ALBANY, NY (AP) - New York is considering what could be the first ban
in the nation on electronic cigarettes.
The plastic devices called e-cigarettes carry no warning
labels and are heavily advertised on the Internet.
Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal of Manhattan says e-cigarettes need to
be studied before sales - including to children - are allowed to continue.
Her concerns are the nicotine in the plastic devices and that most
are made in China and other countries where the safety of products isnt
well regulated ...
Would Ban Smoking On MNR, LIRR Platforms
CBS New York - January 20, 2011
Rockland County Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffe said walking on a sidewalk
you may not be as affected but on a train platform, huddled together
shoulder-to-shoulder, she says you are bound to get a face full of second
Obviously, we kind of overimposed restrictions, but I do believe
on a platform it is a contained area, Jaffe told WCBS 880 reporter
Sean Adams. Even though it is outdoors, it is contained.
Shes proposing a ban on smoking on Metro-North Railroad and Long
Island Railroad platforms.
Shes now seeking support in the New York State Senate ...
Lawmakers Work to Restrict Tobacco Sales
NACS Online - January 11, 2011
BUFFALO, NY An intensive effort by Buffalo lawmakers is underway
to regulate and restrict tobacco sales in the city, with anti-smoking
groups from across the country preparing to establish a legal defense
fund to help the city fight expected court battles if the tougher anti-smoking
law passes, the Buffalo News reports.
The events would make Buffalo a national battleground for anti-smoking
legislation that limits the sale and marketing efforts of tobacco companies.
And attorney Dennis Vacco, who played a role in a national tobacco settlement
in the 1990s, said his law firm, Lippes, Mathias, Wexler and Friedman,
would help fight any ensuing litigation at "substantially discounted
Vacco is a former state attorney general and a key figure in a $206
billion national tobacco settlement that continues to allocate money
to local governments.
"I've gone around the horn with Big Tobacco and tobacco lawyers,"
Vacco said ...
may get aid to curb tobacco
Fund planned to help fight legal challenges
Buffalo (NY) News, 2011-01-08
Brian Meyer NEWS STAFF REPORTER
The push has intensified among city lawmakers to regulate and restrict
tobacco sales in Buffalo, and anti-smoking forces from across the nation
are preparing to create a legal defense fund to help the city pay for
likely court fights if the law passes.
The unfolding events would make Buffalo a national battleground in
the debate over tough laws limiting the sale and marketing of tobacco
And a former state attorney general who played a key role in a national
tobacco settlement in the 1990s said his law firm is interested in defending
the city if the tobacco industry launches what some view as inevitable
Dennis C. Vacco said the firm, Lippes, Mathias, Wexler and Friedman,
has offered to wage the fight at "substantially discounted rates."
When he served as state attorney general, Vacco was a leading player
in a $206 billion national tobacco settlement that continues to funnel
money to local governments.
"I've gone around the horn with Big Tobacco and tobacco lawyers,"
City lawmakers last summer said they supported some restrictions. But
fears of expensive lawsuits caused a six-month delay in drafting legislation
that advocates say would make Buffalo a national model for regulating
and enforcing such laws ...
high smoking rate puts kids at risk for asthma
New York Daily News, 2011-01-06
Albor Ruiz - Ny Local
The South Bronx has one of the highest rates of smoking in the city.
It also has one of the highest rates of children with asthma.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America points out that smoking
is a risk factor for asthma in children and a common trigger of asthma
for all ages ...
expects smoking ban at beaches, parks
Newsday - Emily Ngo - January 5, 2011
New York City officials expect a ban on smoking at beaches and parks
to pass in a couple of months, but any effort to snuff cigarette and
cigar use on public sidewalks isn't on the radar.
"People do come up to me with that suggestion, but we're taking
on a lot already with beaches and parks," City Councilwoman Gale
Brewer said Wednesday after learning of the new sidewalk-smoking ban
in Great Neck Village. Brewer in September introduced legislation to
expand the Smoke Free Air Act to include Central Park, Times Square
and other recreational spaces. Outlawing smoking on sidewalks would
be nearly impossible to enforce in a large city, said Brewer, a Democrat
who represents the Upper West Side ...
village bans smoking on public sidewalks
Wall Street Journal - January 5, 2011
AP GREAT NECK, NY A tiny village on Long Island's "gold coast"
is banning smoking on public sidewalks. The Great Neck village board
approved the ban at a ...
ban in Great Neck Village
Newsday - Gary Dymski - January 5, 2011
The Great Neck Park District recently banned smoking in its parks. Village
attorney Stephen G. Limmer said Wednesday the smoking ban "will
take some time" ...
strikes down NYC's gruesome tobacco ads
The State, Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010
The city's campaign to scare smokers with grotesque images of decaying
teeth or a diseased lung wherever tobacco products are sold was struck
down Wednesday by a federal judge who concluded that only the federal
government can dictate warnings that ...
considers more smoking restrictions on government property
Mid-Hudson News - December 3, 2010
MONTICELLO Public buildings in New York State have long since
gone smoke-free, on the inside. Some counties, including neighboring
Ulster, have banned tobacco anywhere on county property. Now Sullivan
County is looking to do the same.
Bob Korabik, program director for the Sullivan County Tobacco Free
Coalition, told the county legislatures Health and Family Services
Committee it is time for Sullivan to think about doing the same.
We dont make any value judgments. We dont tell people
they cant smoke or they shouldnt smoke, he said. We
try to encourage environmental changes which lead to the realization
its best not to use nicotine.
Korabik is asking county legislators to increase the smoke-free barrier
around the entrances to county government buildings. That barrier at
present is only three feet ...
says smoking deaths drop 17 percent in eight years
Reuters - Michelle Nichols, Patricia Reaney - October 28, 2010
Smoking-related deaths in New York dropped 17 percent in the past eight
years and the number of smokers has fallen by nearly a third, according
to the city's health department.
It said the number of people dying from smoking-related illnesses has
fallen to about 7,200 in 2009 from 8,700 in 2002, coinciding with a
tough anti-smoking campaign by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Bloomberg banned smoking in bars and restaurants in 2003 and he recently
proposed expanding that ban to parks, beaches, boardwalks, pedestrian
plazas and other outdoor public spaces.
"We have reduced the number of adult smokers by 350,000 and prevented
thousands of premature deaths," New York City Health Commissioner
Thomas Farley said in a statement ...
cracks down, bans smoking on municipal property
WatertownDailyTimes.com - Larry Robinson - October 27, 2010
The smoking ban covers municipal parks and other public areas, including
the beach, outside the hockey arena, on the downtown village green and
at Norwood's ...
Landlords Urged to Make Apartments Tobacco Free
WBNG-TV 12 (Johnson City, NY), 2010-10-26
The Broome County Health Department wants more buildings to go tobacco
It's encouraging landlords and tenants to move toward tobacco free
A move they say will keep both tenants and landlords safe.
They helped them realize that going smoke free isn't just a health
issue but also a safety concern.
"Smoking cigarettes is the number one cause of fatal fires in
apartments so there is an advantage as far as not allowing smoking it
reduces the fire risk it certainly is much healthier for the tenants
and visitors service people," said Tobacco Control Coordinator
Sharon Fischer. ...
on NYC park smoking ban proposed
NECN - October 14, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) With New York City poised to take its smoking
ban outside, one city lawmaker is proposing a compromise: A smoking
section in each city park.
"If there's a very large park and a very small smoking section,
I think it's going to be tough to argue you're going to inhale somebody
else's smoke," City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. said Thursday.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other council members support a total ban
on smoking in parks, on public beaches and in pedestrian plazas like
the one the city created in Times Square.
The ban would be in keeping with local laws that already ban smoking
in bars and restaurants.
Backers of a ban say that even brief exposure to secondhand smoke can
pose health risks.
"As you get older like I am, you have too many friends with cancer,"
said Councilwoman Gale Brewer. "We don't want that to happen to
the next generation."
Vallone said he is "a huge anti-smoking advocate" but he
believes that the bill Brewer is sponsoring to ban cigarettes in parks
goes too far.
He said smoking sections don't work in indoor spaces like restaurants,
but "outdoors I think they are very workable."
The council's committee on health held a public hearing on Brewer's
bill and Vallone's compromise Thursday. There will be additional hearings
before a vote is held ...
County eyes new smoking policy
Plattsburgh Press Republican - October 8, 2010
PLATTSBURGH Clinton County legislators are eyeing a new smoking
policy for all county properties.
The county now has a policy that bans smoking by everybody employees
and visitors within 40 feet of any county building.
Legislators are considering keeping the same policy but extending the
perimeter to 150 feet or eliminating all tobacco use completely on any
properties except Plattsburgh International Airport.
Legislators were concerned how a new, stricter policy would be enforced.
"We're not going to have sheriff's deputies at each door,"
Legislator John Gallagher (D-Area 9, City of Plattsburgh) said ...
of Ithaca extends smoking ban to all of Commons
Ithaca Journal - Krisy Gashler - October 7, 2010
to Mike Light on outdoor cig ban: Qns. pol
New York Post - Sally Goldenberg - September 28, 2010
A city councilman wants a filtered version of Mayor Bloomberg's plan
to curb smoking at parks, pedestrian plazas and beaches.
Peter Vallone (D-Queens) believes the mayor's proposed ban -- which
has the endorsement of Council Speaker Christine Quinn -- is going too
far, and he plans to introduce legislation to lighten it up.
Vallone, a self-described "health nut" who supported the
mayor's 2002 smoking ban in restaurants and bars, wants to nix the suggested
restriction on puffing on pedestrian plazas.
He also wants to create smoking zones in parks and on beaches larger
than two acres. He supports the concept of curtailing smoking on beaches
and in parks because "too many smokers seem to believe they have
a right to flick their cigarette butts wherever they happen to be."
of Oyster Bay Town Board approves an entryway smoking ban
Massapequa Post (subscription) - September 23, 2010
TheOyster Bay Town Board has approved a ban on smoking within a 20-foot
radius of entrances to all Town buildings, as per Town Supervisor John
Set for New York City Smoking Ban
Cigar Aficionado, 2010-09-20
A public hearing conducted by the New York State Senate Health Committee
will take place this week. "All cigar shops owners are going to
be there," said Billy Fakih of the Cigar Inn, writing on Facebook,
"but it's not enough. We need everybody to come with us. Cigar
aficionados, we ask you to make the time and come with us to fight this
infringing proposal that robs us from our basic human right."
The meeting, to be held Thursday at 10 a.m., will take place at 250
Broadway on the 19th floor. The stated purpose is: "To learn how
the State's regulation of smoking and tobacco products works to improve
the health of all New Yorkers. ... Are we doing enough?" ...
Idea of Public Enforcing a Public Smoking Ban
New York Times, 2010-09-17
"I'm looking for Gale Brewer, citizen, to be able to say to the
other citizen: 'Excuse me, sir, but that's illegal. You really can't
smoke here,' " said Ms. Brewer, the councilwoman who introduced
the bill at the City Council meeting on Thursday.
This may mark a pivotal moment in the history and culture of smoking
etiquette, as Mr. Bloomberg and his supporters appeal to the school-marmish
side of New Yorkers to begin thinking of outdoor smoking as socially
unacceptable, deserving of a civic warning or a $50 rap on the wrist.
New York is a city where people learn the most exquisite dances of
accommodation to their eight million neighbors. . . .
Yet it is also a place where neglecting to say "excuse me"
can prompt a full-throated lecture on manners, and where road rage on
the Cross Bronx Expressway can all too easily lead to violence. All
of which raises the question, how reasonable is it to deputize New Yorkers
and give them one more reason to confront one another?
Citizens (Gasp) Are the Smoking Police
By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
New York Times, September 17, 2010
Some New York City officials say the public could help enforce a proposal
to extend limits on outdoor smoking.
Share your thoughts.
New York ban smoking outside?
The city wants to make it even harder for New Yorkers to light up outdoors.
Is this a good idea or overkill?
The Week, 2010-09-17
Best Opinion: Fox Business, TreeHugger, NY Observer
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week announced a proposal
that would ban smoking in crowded sections of parks, on beaches, and
other public outdoor areas. New York is already notoriously inhospitable
to smokers; the city instituted a pioneering ban on smoking in bars
in 2003, and boasts the highest cigarette prices in the country -- $11
a pack -- thanks to local and state taxes. But do the new restrictions
go too far? (Watch a debate on the subject from Fox5's GoodDay New York.)
Banning Beach Smoking Help Quit Rates?
Wall Street Journal (blog) - Avery Johnson - September 17, 2010
Some smokers are irate about the mayor's new bill, but what about the
rest of us? Will this make a difference to the health of New Yorkers
Council committee backs extending smoking ban to Commons
Ithaca Journal - Krisy Gashler - September 16, 2010
The entire Commons should be smoke-free, Common Council's planning
committee decided unanimously late Wednesday.
A new city law took effect Aug. 1 banning smoking in areas across the
city, including parks, bus shelters, natural areas, and most of the
Commons. In an effort toward compromise, the council decided to leave
the northern, eastern, and western entrances to the Commons open for
smoking, while banning it in the middle.
But the result has been a clustering of smokers on the western end
right by the no-smoking border. Business owners on the west end have
complained that the change is damaging their businesses.
Peter Parkes, owner of Benjamin Peters on the western end of the Commons,
said smokers cluster near the border of the no-smoking zone and in the
chess table area, where smoking is currently not allowed ...
to try banning smoking in parks and beaches
Lexington Herald-Leader, September 15, 2010
NEW YORK -- New York City officials want to take their smoking ban
City officials announced new legislation on Wednesday that would outlaw
smoking in parks, beaches, marinas, boardwalks and pedestrian plazas
throughout the city.
That means no smoking in Central Park or on the Coney Island boardwalk.
Violators could be issued quality-of-life summonses by the parks department.
ban could go Commons-wide
Ithaca Journal - Krisy Gashler - September 15, 2010
Less than two months and just one ticket after new no-smoking rules
went into effect across the City of Ithaca, outcry from businesses on
the western end of The Commons has led Common Council to consider banning
smoking on the entire Commons.
The council's planning committee is scheduled to discuss the idea and
possibly even vote Wednesday on changing the new law. The full Common
Council would have to vote before a Commons-wide ban would take effect.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 108 E. Green St., and there
is time at the beginning for public comment.
The rules in place make most of The Commons smoke-free but allow smoking
at the eastern, northern and western entrances. The intention was to
strike a compromise for people who live or work on The Commons so they
wouldn't have to walk too far to take a smoke break. ...
butts about it: Mayor Bloomberg to expand smoking ban to city parks
Mayor Bloomberg is set to announce a ban of smoking on beaches and
in city parks.
New York Daily News, 2010-09-15
Kathleen Lucadamo DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday Mayor Bloomberg will announce an expansion of the smoking
ban to city parks and beaches, a city official familiar with the plan
The controversial move is an extension of his anti-smoking crusade,
which began with spiking smoking in bars.
There will be some exceptions, the official said, but details were
Bloomberg will make his announcement Wednesday at City Hall with Council
Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilwoman Gail Brewer (D-Manhattan).
Bloomberg to issue ban on smoking in public parks and beaches
New York Post, 2010-09-15
After months of considering the issue, Mayor Bloomberg will today announce
that the city will institute a smoking ban in parks and on beaches,
The new ban requires City Council approval, which seems assured since
the mayor will be joined at the announcement by Council Speaker Christine
Quinn. . . .
Health Commissioner Tom Farley has been pushing for the ban for months.
"[Bloomberg] was undecided, and now he's made the decision to
go ahead," said a source.
Last Smokers in New York City: The Holdouts
New York Times, 2010-08-29
Linda Greene's father bribed her not to smoke; she pocketed the cash
and lighted up anyway. Up the canyon, there is a Vietnam War veteran,
a pack-a-day man who wakes up every morning determined to quit.
They are the holdout smokers. The ones who have survived the ever-scarier
health warnings (and the social stigma that made the Vietnam veteran
ask that he not be identified in this article); the ones who have persisted
despite legislation banning butts from bars, restaurants and office
buildings; the ones who keep paying those rising taxes, the latest of
which, starting this summer, raised the typical price in New York City
to $11 a pack. The ones who can't, won't or just don't give it up.
The city's health department, in a 2008 study, found that 959,000 adults
in New York, or 15.8 percent of that population, smoked. A bit more
than half of those are 25 to 44 years old (as are 46 percent of the
city's population); 53 percent of them are men (compared with 46 percent
of the city); 41 percent are white (39.5 percent). People who live in
the Bronx and on Staten Island are more likely to smoke than those in
Queens and Manhattan. Unemployed people are much more likely; 23 percent
of them smoke, and they account for 15.5 percent of the smokers, compared
with 9.3 percent of the overall population. Nineteen percent of New
Yorkers born in the United States smoke, compared with 11 percent of
smoke-free ordinance to be celebrated
Ithaca Journal - August 25, 2010
To celebrate a new ordinance making many outdoor areas in the City
of Ithaca smoke-free, Tobacco Free Tompkins, a program of the Tompkins
County Health Department, will host a celebration at 5 p.m. Thursday
under the Bernie Milton Pavilion on The Commons. It is before the Sim
Redmond Band plays in the last of the M&T Bank Downtown Summer Concert
Mulling Over Smoking Ban At NYC Parks, Beaches
CBS New York - Ch. 2, 2010-08-22
Mayor Bloombergs anti-smoking crusade could be coming to a city
park or public beach near you, a plan plenty of people say crosses the
line, reports CBS 2 s Dave Carlin.
CBS 2 has learned that Mayor Bloomberg is looking at a possible smoking
ban for all city parks and public beaches.
Now youre gonna stop me from smoking in the park? Where
am I gonna smoke at? West Side resident Anthony Cintron said.
Whats next? It will be something else in six months,
said another New Yorker.
The new measure would widen the current smoking ban in bars,
subways, buildings, playgrounds and other public places to include
some 29,000 acres of park land and 14 miles of beaches. ...
could face jail time in Middletown, New York
Daily Telegraph - Stephen Sacco - August 12, 2010
New York's Middletown City Council on Monday unanimously passed one
of the toughest anti-smoking rules in the region, banning people from
lighting up at all city playgrounds and pools, as well as two entire
city parks mainly used by children and teenagers.
Violators could be imprisoned for up to 15 days.
The rules, passed by a resolution of the council in the Hudson Valley
town 65 miles (104 km) from New York city, is viewed as a measure to
protect public health and is intended to reduce the exposure of kids
to second-hand smoke. ...
banned on City Hall site
Kingston Daily Freeman - Paul Kirby - August 4, 2010
Rion had proposed the City Hall outdoor smoking ban to Common Council
President James Noble. The council's Laws and Rules Committee had already
favored the ...
passes anti-smoking law
Buffalo News - Barbara O'Brien - August 3, 2010
Several communities have banned smoking in their parks. But in the
Village of Hamburg, it will be against the law.
The Village Board has become the first municipality in Erie or Niagara
counties to enact a local law prohibiting smoking in village parks,
playgrounds, swim centers and baseball diamonds.
The law also makes it unlawful to throw cigarette butts and filters
any place but in the trash.
Violators could be fined up to $250. The law goes into effect as soon
as it is filed with the New York Department of State.
We felt we wanted to keep a healthy community, Mayor Thomas
J. Moses Sr. said. ...
City of Ithaca outdoor smoking rules start Aug. 1
Ithaca (NY) Journal, 2010-07-24
But the truth is, particularly on public property, the signs are just
Starting next Saturday, in areas throughout the city, the request will
no longer be optional. The City of Ithaca's much-discussed outdoor smoking
regulations go into effect Aug. 1.
The ordinance states that someone smoking in a smoke-free area can
be asked by a police officer to move or put out the tobacco product.
If the smoker refuses, a first-offense ticket is $75. A second offense
is $150 and a third offense is $250.
The change actually won't help deter the motivated smoker outside the
human services building -- it only applies 25 feet around city buildings
and schools. But it will prevent smoking in a host of other locations,
including bus shelters, playgrounds, small city parks, all natural areas
and around mobile vending carts. ...
officials approve new local laws in Hamburg
Metrowny.com - July 21, 2010
Outdoor seating limitations at cafes and restaurants and a smoking
ban for playgrounds and parks will soon take effect in the Village of
The Hamburg Village Board adopted the local laws during its meeting
Monday (July 19) night.
Before approving the sidewalk cafe law, officials removed the fee requirement.
on Secondhand Smoke and Domestic Workers Benefits Advance
New York Times, 2010-07-01
Lawmakers are also expected to approve some form of campaign finance
legislation, though it is unclear whether Gov. David A. Paterson will
sign it. Mr. Paterson vetoed a bill containing a similar enforcement
provision this year, arguing it did not go far enough to restore public
trust in Albany. . . .
State lawmakers were expected to pass legislation that would make it
illegal for occupants of a car to smoke if children younger than 14
are in the vehicle.
New York would join a few states with similar laws. ...
Bills for Special Interests Move Quietly Through Albany
New York Times, 2010-07-01
...the sheer array of such legislation is a testament to the sway that
lobbyists can have as the session ends, when dozens of bills pour through
legislative channels to the floor of the Assembly and Senate, sometimes
with little debate. . . .
Another bill would have a single beneficiary: Nat Sherman, the venerable
Manhattan tobacco store, which would be exempted from New York Citys
strict antismoking laws and be allowed to operate a smoking lounge at
its new 42nd Street showroom. ...
New laws on smoking, outdoor dining in
the Village of Hamburg may be approved in June
Hamburg Sun - Dave Dahl - June 24, 2010
New laws forbidding smoking at playgrounds and in parks and limiting
outdoor dining at local restaurants could be approved next month in
the Village of Hamburg.
The Hamburg Village Board conducted public hearings on both proposals
Monday (June 21) night.
Representatives of the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition spoke in
favor of the smoking restriction while a business owner objected to
the outdoor dining regulations.
Anthony Billoni, the coalition's director, emphasized that the public
favors the anti-smoking law. ...
mulls park smoking ban
Buffalo News - Barbara O'Brien - June 22, 2010
There were no objections Monday night to a proposal to ban smoking
from Hamburg village parks and playgrounds.
Anthony Billoni, coordinator of the Erie-Niagara Tobacco- Free Coalition,
said studies show the public overwhelmingly supports banning smoking
from playgrounds and parks.
Smoking just doesnt fit in, he said during a public
hearing on the proposed local law.
The coalition will supply free signs and educational material for the
I think this will help the community in many ways, said
Mayor Thomas Moses. ...
Partnerships Launch 'Tobacco Free Outdoors'
PR Newswire (press release) - June 17, 2010
ALBANY, N.Y., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Community Partnerships
for a Tobacco Free New York launched a campaign to educate New Yorkers
about the benefits of tobacco free outdoor recreational areas. The campaign
raises awareness of the environmental impact of tobacco litter, dangers
of secondhand smoke and influence on children when tobacco use is not
Tobacco litter is poisonous to children and wildlife. Discarded cigarette
butts are the most common form of litter. Studies show they are toxic,
slow to decompose, and costly to remove. Cigarette butts have been found
in the stomachs of fish, whales, birds and other marine animals and
can cause digestive blockages. Children routinely pick them up and try
to place in their mouths.
"The Community Partnership has designed a paid media campaign
to educate communities about why we need to adopt more tobacco free
outdoor policies," said Susan Kennedy, CP Media Project Coordinator.
"Family recreation for children should not mean having to play
among cigarette butts or being exposed to secondhand smoke. ...
approved to ban smoking in parts of Geneseo
News 10NBC - Linzi Sheldon - June 15, 2010
We all know smoking is banned in restaurants here in New York.
But one village is taking that a step further, and banning it outside.
The Geneseo Village Board has passed a law that makes it illegal to
smoke in public parks or in the village parking lot.
The law was approved just last week at a village board meeting. Smokers
will not be allowed to light up at all four of the village parks, that
includes Highland Park, which village officials say is almost always
busy with people and sports.
Smoking will also be banned in the Downtown Municipal Parking lot,
even if you're smoking in your car.
The fines won't be cheap, they go all the way up to $250.
"Smoking is a pretty nasty habit, hopefully I'll be quitting someday.
So I don't have a problem with it, because people have the right to
be away from smoke," said David Kulesza, a smoker who supports
on Outdoor Smoking Gains Momentum
WBEN 930 - June 8, 2010
Buffalo (WBEN) -- Within the next few weeks, legislators in Niagara
County, Grand Island and the Village of Hamburg will vote on the possibility
of banning outdoor smoking in all of their parks, echoing a measure
that has resonated in several communities.
The ban, being put forth at the urging of the Erie Niagara Tobacco
Free Coalition, would not include any enforcement, but would nonetheless
put forth the coalition's anti-smoking message.
In the past six months, the coalition has offered to provide signage
to any Erie or Niagara County municipality that adopts the ban, giving
town officials a chance to stand against cigarettes. Since the group
launched their campaign earlier this year, it was first adopted in Orchard
Park, before spreading to the Town and Village of Alden, the Town of
Tonawanda, The town of Lancaster, Kenmore, and Erie County.
"They see that a smoke free parks and recreation policy promotes
a healthy environment," says Anthony Billoni, the coalition's director.
"It's a place where kids and adults go to play and do healthy things.
Smoking just doesn't fit in. The other important part, that is money
saving for them, is that it is a litter free policy." ...
parks urged but not ordered
Buffalo News - Matthew Spina - May 25, 2010
Erie County will not outlaw smoking in its parks but will ask smokers
to resist the urge.
The county this summer will place 400 new garbage totes at 10 parks,
beaches and golf courses. Help us keep Erie County Parks smoke
free and litter free, signs on the totes will say. Please
County leaders consider it a request, not an order. ...
bans smoking in recreation areas
Buffalo (NY) News, 2010-05-18
Janice L. Habuda NEWS STAFF REPORTER
The Town of Tonawanda has joined a growing list of communities to ban
smoking at town buildings and recreation areas.
Monday night, lawmakers adopted a resolution supporting a tobacco-free
policy for all town buildings, swimming pool areas, playgrounds, ball
diamonds and playing fields.
"The public overwhelmingly supports these policies," Anthony
G. Billoni, director of the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition, told
lawmakers at their afternoon work session.
In February, Orchard Park became the first community in Erie and Niagara
counties to ban tobacco in its parks, beach and recreation areas. Alden,
Lancaster and Wilson also are on board. ...
to snuff out smoking in parks
Binghamton (NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin, 2010-05-18
No smoking will be the rule in all city parks by the start of summer
season under a resolution being considered by the city council.
"We want to encourage health," said Carol Quinlivan, assistant
director of recreation, during a council work session Monday. "People
tend to bring children to parks. It (the resolution) is sending a message
about health and encouraging children not to smoke."
The resolution, if passed, would be the first of its kind in Broome
County, Quinlivan said. It would apply to 33 city parks and green spaces,
she said. However, Ely Park Golf Course, which is owned by the city
but run by a private operator, would be exempt from the no-smoking edict.
Park limits smoking at 2 parks
Poughkeepsie (NY) Journal, 2010-05-13
John Davis * Poughkeepsie Journal
Come June 1, the ball fields and other areas of Hackett Hill and Pinewoods
parks where children play will be off limits for smoking.
The Hyde Park town board voted 4-1 Monday night to create tobacco-free
zones at the two town parks -- one on East Market Street and the other
on Pinewoods Road. Smoking will not be permitted in the areas of the
parks where children are present: picnic, sports and recreational areas
and the parking lots.
Hyde Park Supervisor Tom Martino, a Republican, said the town is creating
the tobacco-free zones in collaboration with Smoke-Free Dutchess, a
community partnership dedicated to reducing the risk of cancer, heart
disease and other tobacco-related diseases by lowering the prevalence
of tobacco use through the adoption of effective tobacco-free policies.
The resolution adopted by the board said it is helpful to model nonsmoking
behavior to children and youth and to provide them and their families
with a safe, smoke-free environment. ...
votes against smoking ban
Troy Record - Danielle Sanzone - May 12, 2010
COHOES There will not be any city ordinances banning smoking in
public parks and playgrounds any time soon, but the Common Council has
Free' areas at VB Park
CNYLink from Eagle Newspapers - Erin Wisneski - May 10, 2010
Van Buren officials have designated the playground and pool areas at
Van Buren Central Park as smoke-free, which means smoking
will not be allowed in these areas. A representative from Onondaga County
suggested officials make the entire park smoke-free, but the town board
did not want to limit the freedoms of residents, especially those who
may rent one of the parks pavilions. ...
to ban smoking on its property even in your car
The Livingston County News (blog) - Howard W. Appell - May 6, 2010
The No Smoking law being proposed for the Village of Geneseo is modeled
on the similar law in effect for Livingston County. There will be absolutely
no smoking on any government property, inside buildings or outside on
The law will apply to the village parking lot. Even when persons are
in their sealed vehicles, they can be cited for smoking if they are
in the lot.
Tickets will be issued by the Police Department. ...
Have Consequences: Health Care Costs, Deaths to Rise After Gutting of
State's Tobacco Prevention Program
100,000 More Smokers, 25,000 Additional Deaths, $1 Billion in Extra
Health Care Costs Predicted
readMedia, 2010-05-06, American Lung Association in New York
Since taking a $30 million budget cut over the last two years, the
effectiveness of the Department of Health's Tobacco Use Prevention and
Control Program (TCP) has been drastically reduced, and the smoking
rate among New Yorkers has risen, according to health advocates. Health
groups today urged lawmakers to adopt Governor Paterson's initial budget
proposal and fund the TCP at $63.4 million in 2010-11 Fiscal Year.
Representatives of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association,
American Lung Association and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said the
cuts, amounting to 35% of the program's budget, are undermining a world-class
tobacco prevention program and are leading to increased illness, deaths
and health care costs. The cuts, greatly exceeding the average reduction
imposed on other public health programs, have weakened the impact and
effectiveness of numerous program activities. ...
council to consider ban on smoking in parks
Albany Times Union - Randy S. Koniowka - May 7, 2010
The city's Common Council is considering legislation that would ban
smoking in city parks and playgrounds. ...
Niagara parks smoke-free on hold
WIVB - Eli George - May 4, 2010
NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB) - The push to make parks in Niagara County
smoke-free is on hold for now.
The legislature was expected to vote on Tuesday on a resolution that
calls for installing "No Smoking" signs in county parks, but
the resolution was pulled to give lawmakers more time to look it over.
Niagara County Legislator Dan Sklarski said, "Some of the legislators
have questions about the signs, where they're actually going to be located,
and the makeup of the signs. They may want to look at the wording a
little differently that was presented to them two weeks ago. ...
parks up for smoking vote
Niagara Gazette - May 3, 2010
LOCKPORT A motion authorizing a partial smoke-free
policy for county parks will go to a vote today in the Niagara County
The resolution, backed by the county health department, would approve
a policy stating county parks are 100 percent tobacco-free (at)
beaches, playgrounds, splash parks, restrooms, warming houses and athletic
fields. Signs would go up in those areas expressing the policy.
The resolution also states, however, that enforcement is to be by voluntary
compliance of park visitors. ...
Landlord Law; Smoking Policy Must be Disclosed
WGRZ-TV - Sally Durwald - 4/30/2010
BUFFALO, NY-The City of Buffalo has adopted a new smoking disclosure
law for landlords.
Here's what it calls for: landlords must clearly state in their rental
lease agreements if smoking is banned or allowed within rental units
and common areas.
The legislation is the first of its kind in New York State and is now
a requirement of the landlord registry within the city charter.
The Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition has resources available, including
sample lease agreements and a listing of smoke-free apartments at www.smokefreehome.org.
For more information, you can call 845-1615 ...
Common Council adopts smoking ban
NewsChannel 9 WSYR - April 8, 2010
After two years of work, the Ithaca Common Council voted Wednesday
in favor of a law against smoking at a number of public spaces, including
playgrounds, parks and outdoor dining areas. ...
to be posted with no-smoking signs
Buffalo (NY) News, 2010-03-26
Niagara County is planning to erect no-smoking signs in county parks,
County Legislator Peter E. Smolinski disclosed at Thursday's county
Board of Health meeting.
Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton said the ban will cover
only certain areas, such as locations near playgrounds, restrooms and
fishing areas in the county's parks. ...
branch libraries to go 100 percent tobacco free
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com - John Mariani - March 24, 2010
Syracuse, NY --- Patrons of the Onondaga County Public Library's Syracuse
branches who still smoke will have to find some other place to light
up come April 19.
Smoking, long banned inside the libraries and prohibited within 25
feet of their doors by a two-year-old county policy, will not be permitted
on branch grounds either as of that date, library and Tobacco-Free Onondaga
County officials said today. In making the change, OCPL becomes the
first county operation to entirely ban smoking on its grounds and parking
lots, they said. ...
Council committee settles on outdoor-smoking proposals
Ithaca (NY) Journal, 2010-03-18
After more than two years of debate, proposed regulations on outdoor
smoking in Ithaca are scheduled for a final Common Council vote April
Council's planning committee voted 4-1 late Wednesday night to recommend
Alderwoman Ellen McCollister, D-3rd, voted against. She has said that
regulation of outdoor smoking would be ineffective and cumbersome to
Among the final changes discussed Wednesday:
* Smoking around bus stops would not be regulated. . . .
* Smoking will remain illegal in all city natural areas.
Tries to Shut M2 UltraLounge Over Smoking Ban
New York Times, 2010-03-15
The Bloomberg administration is moving closer to shutting one of the
largest and busiest nightclubs in the city, as part of an aggressive
new strategy to revoke the operating licenses of clubs that health officials
believe promote smoking.
The nightclub, the M2 UltraLounge on West 28th Street in Manhattan,
went on trial last week at a special administrative court that the city
uses when it seeks to take away property. If the case against the club
succeeds, it would be the first time the city had closed a business
solely for flouting a ban on smoking.
City officials have also moved to take several other clubs before the
court, seeking to revoke their food and beverage licenses. It has been
an open secret for years among the late-night set that there is a network
of so-called smoke-easies throughout the city, from little neighborhood
dives to glossy, exclusive boîtes, that let patrons smoke illegally.
Health department officials say that the vast majority of businesses
comply with the 2002 law forbidding smoking in clubs and bars, but that
inspectors have struggled to enforce it at a handful of high-end places
that seem to market themselves as smoker-friendly, some even offering
loose cigarettes for sale. ...
approves no-smoking policy at City Beach
Ban would also apply to parks, recreation and multi-use paths.
Plattsburgh (NY) Press-Republican, 2010-03-12
JOE LoTEMPLIO Staff Writer
PLATTSBURGH Plattsburgh city councilors unanimously approved
a tobacco-free policy for the City Beach, parks, recreation and multi-use
The ban, passed at Thursday night's meeting, would eliminate smoking
in those public areas, which are highly traveled by families with children.
"Besides the dangers of smoking, I think this is a good idea,"
said Councilor George Rabideau (R-Ward 3). ...
of Southampton Village parks and beaches may become smoke-free
27east.com - Colleen Reynolds - March 10, 2010
Smoking may soon be prohibited in certain outdoor areas of Southampton
Villageincluding one popular ocean beachunder new legislation
that Mayor Mark Epley is set to propose Thursday night, March 11, at
the public meeting of the Village Board.
The proposed law will seek to outlaw smoking for public health and
environmental reasons at Windward Way Park, Downs Family Park and the
playground section of Agawam Park, as well as Coopers Beach, the villages
only beach with public concession stands. Mr. Epley said that he is
targeting areas where children congregate, and his goal is to have the
legislation in place by this summer. ...
toward smoke-free living
Hudson (NY) Register Star, 2010-03-06
An initiative to create more apartments where smoking is prohibited
in Columbia and Greene counties is quietly but concertedly growing in
the area and officials say landlords and tenants are becoming increasingly
receptive to the idea.
A partner of the Healthcare Consortium, and funded by the New York
state Tobacco Control program, the Rip Van Winkle Tobacco-Free Action
of Columbia and Greene Counties has been trying to reduce the influence
of tobacco in the region since 2001.
Program Director Karen dePeyster and Communications Coordinator Lisa
Heintz say their initiative is not out to change laws but to make other
choices available to non smokers and those who want to live in second-hand
The program's most visible accomplishment was getting the management
of the Crosswinds workforce housing complex on Harry Howard Avenue to
designate six of its nine buildings smoke free. ...
Park is going smoke-free
Buffalo News - Barbara O'Brien - February 24, 2010
About the only places smokers can light up are at home and outside,
since the state's indoor smoking ban took effect in 2003.
But now they can strike the outdoors at least the parts owned
by the Town of Orchard Park from that list.
The town has become the first in Erie and Niagara counties to ban tobacco
in its parks, beach and recreation areas.
"It's just a very bad habit. I feel for people," said Town
Supervisor Janis Colarusso, who quit smoking five years ago. "It's
a very hard drug to get off." ...
to Albany to Preserve a Smoke-Filled Room
New York Times (blog) - February 8, 2010
When Nat Sherman, the venerable Midtown tobacconist, opened its new
showroom on 42nd Street showroom a few years ago, it quickly ran into
a problem. The showroom included a private smoking lounge, known as
the Johnson Club Room, where members and guests could enjoy a drink
or a snack along with their cigars, pipes, and cigarettes. But under
New York law, smoking is forbidden wherever food or beverages are served
to the public.
When city officials twice rebuffed the companys requests for
a waiver, Nat Sherman sought the intervention of a higher power: The
New York State Legislature.
Two Democrats, Senator Jeffrey Klein of the Bronx and Assemblyman Jonathan
L. Bing of Manhattan, are sponsoring legislation that would specifically
carve out an exception for the company or, as the bill reads,
any retail tobacco business that was in existence prior to nineteen
hundred forty-seven. (Nat Sherman was officially incorporated
in November 1946.)
The bill would also exempt such a business from New York Citys
own stringent antismoking laws, otherwise known as any regulations
or local laws adopted by a city with a population of one million or
Considers Restricting Public Smoking
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun - Robert Merola - February
The Ithaca Common Council is now considering a proposal that would
ban smoking in some public areas throughout the city, including public
parks and most of the Commons.
At the end of a year and a half, were very close,
said Svante Myrick 09 (D-4th Ward). Myricks constituency
resides in Collegetown, West Campus and the East Hill area. The Common
Council Legislative Committee currently has a draft of the proposal
that could be ready for a vote in the next few months, Myrick said.
Dept. to yank permits of nightclubs that scoff at New York City's cigarette
New York Daily News, 2010-01-27
Samuel Goldsmith DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
It may be closing time for some of Manhattan's hottest nightclubs,
where the young and hip are arrogantly flouting the city's smoking ban.
The Health Department is moving to shutter five A-list clubs after
an undercover sting showed they let their high-flying clientele light
up inside again and again.
The velvet-rope violators include TheBox on the lower East Side and
Chelsea's M2 Ultra Lounge, which just last week hosted Sean (Diddy)
Combs' blowout bash for his son's 16th birthday, officials said.
The clubs are scheduled to appear today before a city tribunal, where
officials will try to yank their food and beverage permits - a fatal
blow that would put the kibosh on alcohol sales.
The move is by far the city's most aggressive attempt to crack down
on bars and clubs that turn a not-so-blind eye when their customers
crave a smoke.
"We looked at our data and felt like these businesses continue
to flaunt that they break the law," said Daniel Kass, acting deputy
commissioner for environmental health. "They pay fines as a cost
of doing business. We needed a new approach." . . .
York City has highest life expectancy in recorded history: data
New York Daily News, 2010-01-26
Erin Einhorn DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU
New Yorkers are kicking the smokes and living longer than ever - marking
the highest life expectancy in recorded city history, new data show.
"New York City is increasingly a healthy place to live,"
said Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, who credited better lifestyle
habits for New Yorkers' longer lives.
"This probably reflects less on medical care than it does on the
improvement of a few behaviors and conditions that have a big impact
on health problems, particularly smoking, HIV/AIDS reduction and reductions
in injuries," Farley said.
The Health Department's annual vital statistics report said life expectancy
for babies born in 2007 grew to 79.4 years - an improvement of nearly
five months over 2006.
That's 19 months longer than life expectancy was in 2001.
Since then, the city has ended smoking in bars and restaurants and
raised taxes on cigarettes ...
board may ban tobacco in village parks
Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Saranac Lake, NY), 2010-01-26
CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer
SARANAC LAKE - The village of Board of Trustees has scheduled a public
hearing on a local law that would ban smoking and chewing tobacco in
The proposal bans the use of any tobacco product - including cigarettes,
cigars, pipes, chew, snuff and any form of smokeless tobacco - in village
parks, beaches and playgrounds. The law also prohibits the use of tobacco
products within 25 feet of the entrance to a public playground or beach,
and at any events held in public parks or areas in the village.
The public hearing is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in the
The idea of banning smoking in village parks surfaced in August, when
Trustee Jeff Branch said he had received complaints about people smoking
in the William Morris Play Park and other public areas. ...
Smoke at a Ban
City's Indoor Smoking Ban Grows Hazy Inside Some Clubs
New York Times, 2010-01-01
Six years after New York City passed a ban on smoking in bars and
restaurants, it is easier than ever to find smokers partying indoors
like it's 1999, or at least 2002. In November, Eater.com called it "the
worst kept secret in New York nightlife" that "smoking is
now allowed in numerous nightspots, specifically just about any and
every lounge and club with a doorman and a rope." A few weeks later,
GuestofaGuest.com, a blog about New York clubs and bars, posted a "smoker's
guide to N.Y.C. nightlife."
"Everyone looks the other way," said Billy Gray, 25, a reporter
for Guest of a Guest, who says that he knows precisely which high-end
bars and lounges, most of them in the meatpacking district or Lower
East Side, will let him smoke inside. Far from deterring smoking indoors,
the ban simply adds an allure to it, said Mr. Gray, a half-pack-a-day
"It's more of an illicit thrill now," he said. "Like
when you were a teenager and snuck a beer in your parents' basement."
Plenty of New York City bars have thumbed their noses at the smoking
ban for as long as it has been the law. As early as 2004, The New York
Times wrote about neighborhood bars that allowed friends and regulars
to light up after closing time. In 2008, at the opening of the Libertine,
a Todd English restaurant in the financial district, cigarette girls
handed out free smokes that guests consumed liberally.
smoking bans gain support
Ithaca Journal - Krisy Gashler - December 14, 2009
At a public hearing on Ithaca Common Council's proposed outdoor smoking
regulations Monday night, most speakers liked the idea of regulating
outdoor smoking, though many also had suggestions about how to change
no-smoking boundaries. ...
Weighs In on Ithaca's Proposed Smoking Ban (VIDEO)
WENY-TV - Katherine Underwood - December 14, 2009
ITHACA --- Business owners and community members have some major concerns
with Ithacas proposed outdoor smoking ban.
Monday night was the first time the public was able to interact with
the Ithaca Common Council about the proposed ordinance.
While a lot of people praise city leaders for their work to make Ithaca
a healthier city, others believe an outdoor smoking ban will take a
major toll on the local economy.
One concern is what it would do to restaurants and bars on the Commons
Ban Vote In Hornell
WETM-TV - Zack Wheeler - December 14, 2009
Hornell - Smoking in parks in the Maple City could soon become a thing
of the past.
Monday the city of Hornell's common council will vote on a proposed
smoking ban for all city parks and playgrounds.
The councils law and ordinance committee already voted to approve
a ban on smoking. Now its up to the full council. ...
Family Sues Neighbor in Luxury Condo Over Secondhand Smoke
DNAinfo - Nicole Breskin - December 7, 2009
TRIBECA In a landmark lawsuit, a TriBeCa family is suing a neighbor
over his secondhand cigarette smoke they say is wafting into their $2.1
million luxury condo and causing them various health problems.
Christian and Britt Ewen filed suit against Federico Maccherone, their
neighbor at 200 Chambers St., for negligence, saying his smoking has
caused them headaches, loss of sleep and chest pain, and caused their
4-year-old daughter nosebleeds.
It was like fumes and exhaust invading their home, said
Victoria Kennedy, who is the lawyer representing the Ewens. They
couldnt breathe. Theyd huddle together in one room and wait
for the smoking to subside. ...
Announces Campus-Wide Smoking Ban
Soon to be seen all over the RPI campus
RPInsider (Troy, NY) (blog), 2009-11-30
A campus-wide email was sent out this afternoon from William Walker,
VP for Strategic Communications and External Relations regarding smoking.
Effective July 1, 2010, smoking will be prohibited on the Rensselaer
campus. Smokers will have to go to the sidewalk. The message claimed
that many people begin smoking at around age 19, so they are looking
out for the best interest of the students. We suspect that some of them
are probably a little upset, but its the staff members that will
really be affected. I think its a pretty good idea smoking
harms those around the smoker, so in order to provide a healthy school
environment, smoking must be regulated. ...
York budget cuts target anti-smoking programs
The Associated Press
New York's fiscal crisis is now expected to have to take another $10
million from the anti-tobacco program to help balance the state budget.
Anti-smoking forces believe the proposal would end a TV ad campaign
and eventually cost more in health care costs.
"That means a tremendous fall off of service," said Russ
Sciandra, the director of the Center for a Tobacco Free New York. He
said the latest cut is about three times the reduction most other state
programs have faced, cutting funding to about $58 million this year
from about $85 million a year ago.
Good riddance, said Audrey Silk of New York City Citizens Lobbying
Against Smoker Harassment.
"That department should be eliminated completely," she said.
"While they report they have been effective, their reports are
based on surveys of people reporting their own smoking habits. In a
climate where you are so stigmatized and demonized for being a smoker,
who will answer honestly?"
"It's a waste of taxpayer money. . . .
Sciandra, however, attributes a drop in smoking in New York, including
teenagers, to the state's various programs and advertisements to discourage
tobacco use. ...
may make public housing a smoke-free zone
You cant smoke anywhere, now you cant smoke at
Columbia Daily Spectator (Columbia U.), 2009-11-19
Finding a place to light up a cigarette can be difficult these days,
but for public housing residents, smoking may soon be close to impossible.
Following the wave of recent anti-smoking laws, the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development recently sent a memo strongly encouraging
public housing authorities nationwide to implement non-smoking
policies in some or all of their public housing units. Although
the New York City Housing Authority has yet to institute any laws locally,
the memo has sparked a heated debate about the merits of such policies.
For some, this legislation is a direct infringement on privacy and
other basic freedoms. But others see this as an opportunity to encourage
healthy environments and mitigate persistent problems of asthma.
You cant smoke anywhere, now you cant smoke at home?
said Audrey Silk, founder of the smokers rights group New York
City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment. . . .
Your home should be your castle, no matter whether you own it
or not, she said. The city here is creating a divide in
classes. People in housing are there because they cant afford
anything else. Now these people would be punished for their personal
situation by having their right to smoke taken away. This is an intolerance
Joanne Koldare, director of the New York City Coalition for a Smoke
Free City, also said she sees smoking in public housing projects as
an issue of individual rights. But for her, this is the right to be
free from the harms of secondhand smoke.
Those people living in low income housing should be able to live
in a complex that doesnt have smoking, ...
hospital exteriors appear smoke free during the first hours of ban
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com - Charley Hannagan - November 19, 2009
Syracuse, NY -- It appears as if Onondaga Countys ban on smoking
within 100 feet of hospital property is working at Crouse and Upstate
University hospitals, which implemented it this morning.
There are bright yellow signs announcing the ordinance on the sides
of the buildings and on fences. While cigarette butts line the sidewalks
of those hospitals like the aftermath of long-gone parties, there were
no smokers to be found near the hospitals this morning. ...
First Non-Smoking Apt Building Set To Open
Residents At 1510 Lexington Avenue Will Be Unable To Smoke Inside
-- Or Even Directly Outside -- New Development
WCBS-TV New York - Don Dahler - November 17, 2009
Smoking has been banned in restaurants, bars, taxis, office buildings,
but what if you were told you couldn't even smoke your own home? That's
just the case in Manhattan where "No Smoking" signs are going
up in numerous apartment buildings.
For the 1 million New York City residents who smoke, doing so in their
own home has been an unwritten privilege. The problem with smoking in
an apartment, however, is you can't keep that smoke from going into
other parts of the building. In fact, a recent study by the New York
City Department of Health says 57 percent of non-smokers have had substantial
exposure to cigarette smoke.
So some apartment buildings are now banning smoking for new tenants.
Existing tenants who smoke will be allowed to continue to puff away.
That's not the case with the new East Harlem building at 1510 Lexington
Avenue, which will be the city's first completely non-smoking residence,
where tenants won't even be allowed to walk outside and light up in
the immediate perimeter of the building. Even the construction workers
can't light up. ...
Some Smokers, Homes Off Limits
New York Times, 2009-11-16
C. J. HUGHES
More landlords are moving to prohibit smoking in their apartment buildings,
telling prospective tenants they can be evicted if they light up in
This month, the Related Companies will ban smoking at some of its downtown
apartment buildings because of health concerns about secondhand smoke,
according to company officials.
Smokers who already live in any of these buildings will not be affected,
according to Jeff Brodsky, a president of Related, which is a national
developer with 17 buildings in Manhattan.
But any new renters must promise not to smoke at home, even if they
continue to elsewhere.
Kenbar Management, a local developer, is going a step further. When
its new project, 1510 Lexington Avenue, opens in December, smoking will
be banned in all 298 units, in addition to private and shared terraces.
And the typical smokers refuge directly outside the building
is also off limits; tenants must agree not to smoke on any of
the sidewalks that wrap around the building, which takes up most of
a block in East Harlem, according to Kinne Yon, a Kenbar principal.
The trend has predictably divided smokers and nonsmokers in New York.
. . .
So far, about 50 public housing agencies have now forbidden smoking,
according to Betsy Feigin Befus, a lawyer with the National Multi Housing
Council, a landlord trade group that has tracked the efforts.
Other cities, through legislation or by initiatives of developers, have
taken similar steps. ...
plans smoking ban within 15 ft. of buildings
NYU Washington Square News - Lily Altavena, Jaywon Choe - October 29,
NYU may ban smoking within 15 feet of entrances and exits university
buildings, Senior Vice President for Operations Alison Leary announced
in an e-mail to the university community yesterday.
Smoking is currently banned in all NYU buildings. The NYU College of
Dentistry is already required by law to ban smoking within 15 feet of
all entrances because it is a diagnostic and treatment center; this
policy led NYU to consider a similar all-university ban.
"Doing nothing is not an option," Leary said after the e-mail's
release. "People generally complain about the risks to their health
passing through clouds of smoke." ...
Common Council's Legislative Committee debates smoking regulations
Ithaca Journal - Krisy Gashler - October 27, 2009
Potential changes to the outdoor smoking regulations proposed by Ithaca
Common Council include eliminating the no-smoking buffer around outdoor
dining areas and extending the no-smoking area on the Commons.
Common Council's Legislative Committee met Monday night to continue
discussion on Ithaca's attempt to limit outdoor smoking. If implemented,
Ithaca would be the first municipality in the state to enact outdoor
smoking regulations as law, enforceable by police and punishable with
Under a previous recommendation, smoking would not be allowed 25 feet
around any outdoor dining area. That meant that virtually all of Aurora
Street's Restaurant Row would be smoke-free. ...
snuffed in Memorial Park
New York Journal News, 2009-10-04
Nyack has joined a growing number of communities across the United
States by banning smoking in a public park.
Starting soon, smokers who light up in Memorial Park, with its sweeping
views of the Tappan Zee Bridge, will risk a $250 fine.
Some cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City,
already prohibit smoking in parks. New York City is debating whether
to make its parks, playgrounds and beaches smoke-free.
Smoking is banned in county parks in Rockland, Westchester and Putnam
while some towns and villages, such as Orangetown, Sloatsburg and Carmel,
also do not permit smoking at their beaches and parks. Many communities,
including Nyack, for years have outlawed smoking in playgrounds.
The move to ban smoking outdoors - Rockland Community College recently
forbid smoking on its sprawling campus - has reignited debate over the
rights of smokers in taxpayer-funded places versus the rights of people
who do not want to inhale dangerous secondhand smoke. ...
mulls smoking ban on Restaurant Row
Ithaca Journal - Krisy Gashler - September 28, 2009
Smoking would be banned on almost the entire block of Aurora Street
known as Restaurant Row, based on outdoor smoking regulations being
considered by Ithaca's Common Council.
Common Council is nearing a decision on banning smoking in part of the
Commons, in all small city parks, and within 25 feet of bus stops, outdoor
dining areas, schools, and city buildings, among others.
Because the block of Aurora Street between Seneca Street and the Commons
is populated by so many restaurants with outdoor dining areas, the 25-foot
buffer zone has the result of making almost the entire block smoke-free,
according to a map presented at a meeting of the council's Legislative
Committee Monday night. ...
- Banning Smoking in Parks
New York Times, 2009-09-28
Re "Proposal of Smoking Ban Stirs a Sense of Tolerance" (news
article, Sept. 16):
The construction workers interviewed in your article likened a proposed
ban on smoking in parks to ticketing people for their perfume or body
But the smells of perfume and body odor are annoying but not toxic.
Day after day in Manhattan I see selfish smokers throw their half-finished
cigarettes onto the street, polluting the air (and my lungs) longer
than necessary. Are they so lazy (and selfish) that they can't stamp
them out first with their feet? . . .
Their "rights" should cease when they infringe on the rights
of others. ...
ban returns mixed results
Washington Square News , 2006-09-28
There have been nearly 50 violations of the newly implemented smoking
ban in residence halls as of Monday - a surprisingly high number, university
"It was higher than I thought it would be," said Tom Ellett,
assistant vice president for residential education.
Beginning this fall semester, a smoking policy prohibits students from
smoking in NYU residence halls, mainly out of concern for students'
health, university spokesman John Beckman said. Previously, students
who identified themselves as smokers could be put into smoking rooms
and live only with other students who opted to live in smoking rooms.
But the 48 violations were surprising to Ellett, who took part in implementing
the policy at Syracuse University.
"I'm going to turn to the CDEs and RAs to be creative," Ellett
said, referring to the ResEd staff. "The biggest influencer on
peers, is peers. If they think it's cool to smoke, they'll smoke. If
they don't think it's cool, they won't. You can apply this to just about
Care New York 2012: A Policy for a Healthier New York City (PDF)
New York City: NYC.gov, 2009-09-14
2NYC Aims to
Be Tobacco Free . . .
DOHMH will advocate for city, state and federal tax increases on cigarettes
and other tobacco products to reduce smoking among youth and adults,
and support the enforcement of existing laws and the passage of new
laws to minimize or eliminate the distribution of non-taxed and low-taxed
Advocate for the regulation of tobacco industry marketing practices.
DOHMH will advocate for the adoption of local laws and regulations to
reduce the impact of tobacco advertising and other marketing practices,
and introduce anti-tobacco messages in retail locations.
Reduce the availability and social acceptance of tobacco.
DOHMH will urge organizations and businesses in New York City to reject
tobacco industry products, placement, funding and sponsorship.
Limit exposure to second-hand smoke.
The health department will continue to enforce New York Citys
2002 Smoke-Free Air Act and will work with the citys Department
of Parks and Recreation and other entities to expand smoke-free spaces
to include city parks and public beaches. ...
Honor Work On Stem Cells, Gleevec & Smoking Ban
National Public Radio (NPR), 2009-09-14
...we're more interested in who might win Nobel prizes next month instead
of which Hollywood type may score an Oscar come spring.
That's one reason we pay close attention to the Lasker Awards for biomedical
research, which often serve as a warm-up for the Nobels. This year's
winners, just unveiled, are John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for work
important to the understanding of stem cells; a trio of scientists involved
in the development of Novartis's cancer drug Gleevec; and New York Mayor
Michael Bloomberg for the city's quest to improve public health.
It's hard to miss what Bloomberg has done to curb cigarette smoking
in the Big Apple. Restaurants and bars there went smoke-free in 2003
despite complaints the move would ruin nightlife and discourage tourism.
By this spring, most New Yorkers who've ever smoked have quit. All told,
about 350,000 fewer adults in the city smoked in 2009 than in 2002,
when Bloomberg took office. ...
Smoking Rate Cut to 12% Among Bloombergs Goals (Update2)
Bloomberg News, 2009-09-14
Jeremy R. Cooke
Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to cut New York Citys smoking rate
to 12 percent of the populace by 2012 and may make parks and beaches
smoke-free as his administration extends a 10-part public health campaign.
The percentage of adults who smoke fell to 16.9 percent in 2007 from
21.5 percent in 2002, the year Bloomberg won passage of a smoking ban
that extends to bars and restaurants. The citys Take Care
New York health goals, first introduced in 2004, sought to reduce
the rate to 18 percent by 2008.
Among the proposals in Take Care New York 2012 is an expansion of the
ban to cover facilities overseen by the citys Department of Parks
We have to continue to move the goals to even higher levels,
Bloomberg said in an address at the City University of New Yorks
Graduate Center in midtown Manhattan today. ...
bans village workers from smoking near buildings
Auburn Citizen - Christopher Caskey - September 14, 2009
The village has the authority to ban smoking on all village properties,
Byrne said. But the newly approved rules also recognize that there are
many good, ...
out smoking at hospitals
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com - September 4, 2009
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney should sign a proposed law
authorizing local hospitals to ban smoking within 100 feet of their
The county legislature Tuesday voted 15-3 to pass the law.
Currently, University, Crouse, Community and St. Joseph's hospitals
have policies that ban smoking on their campuses. This would extend
the ban and give the policy teeth by including a $50 fine for violators.
A hearing about the law is likely to draw people voicing their right
to smoke. But people who choose not to smoke have the right to visit
the hospital without having to risk the well-documented dangers of secondhand
A speaker at the legislature meeting made the point perfectly.
"In the six years I have been battling my cancer, I have had more
visits to hospitals and medical facilities than most of you could comprehend,"
Nancy St. Onge said. "I should not have to walk around, skirting
tobacco smoke, to prevent myself from feeling ill as I attend treatments."
do you think about outdoor smoking restrictions?
Ithaca Journal - September 2, 2009
Ithacan Laura Love had this to say about outdoor smoking bans:
"I would agree that there should some areas where it's banned.
The Commons, for one, as well as all state and city parks. There have
been many times that I've been places like that with my kids, only to
have our good time ruined by too many smokers. I often avoid the Commons
at this point because of it. Especially since people tend to congregate
around the playground (I still have no idea why they would) to smoke!
It's horrible! ...
urges smoking ban for playgrounds, needs Senate support
Lower Hudson Journal news - Robert Marchant - September 2, 2009
Smoking would be banned from playgrounds in the state, under a proposal
from Assemblywoman Sandra Galef.
Galef, D-Ossining, is calling on the public to support the smoking
ban at outdoor play areas where children younger than 12 are present.
Caroline, Trumansburg tackle smoking bans
Ithaca Journal - Krisy Gashler - September 1, 2009
As the City of Ithaca debates a law that would ban outdoor smoking
in a variety of public spaces, other municipalities across Tompkins
County are considering, or have passed, their own regulations limiting
Newfield, Caroline and the Village of Trumansburg have all recently
heard proposals to ban smoking in public parks. ...
law would clear the air outside hospitals
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com - Tim Knauss - September 1, 2009
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Patients may no longer have to pass through a gantlet
of second-hand smoke to enter local hospitals if the Onondaga County
executive signs a law approved Tuesday by the Legislature.
The Legislature voted 15-3 to pass a local law authorizing local hospitals
to ban smoking within 100 feet of their properties. Violators could
be fined up to $50.
County Executive Joanie Mahoney is inclined to sign the law, but will
reserve judgment until she holds a public hearing, said Ben Dublin,
director of intergovernmental relations. The hearing has not yet been
Before the vote, doctors, hospital officials and patients pleaded with
legislators to pass the law, proposed by Thomas Buckel, D-Syracuse.