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Rise in NYC smoking rates leads to plans to manage health

Rise in NYC smoking rates leads to plans to manage health

September 26, 2013


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New York City has seen a marginal increase in its smoking population, according to the Mayor’s Management Report published by the city's Office of Operations. The rate of adult smokers increased from 14.8 percent to 15.3 percent from the 2012 to 2013 fiscal year. The medical director of NYU’s...

Cigarette regulation proposed in New York City

Cigarette regulation proposed in New York City

May 1, 2013


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  New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley recently proposed increasing the legal age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. If passed, the new regulation would not allow those under 21 to buy cigarettes or other tobacco products. However, it would not prohibit them from being...

Low-income smokers in N.Y. spend quarter of income on cigarettes

Low-income smokers in N.Y. spend quarter of income on cigarettes

October 2, 2012


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Low-income smokers in New York state spent close to 25 percent of their income on cigarettes in 2010-2011, according to a study conducted by the Public Health and Policy Research program of Research Triangle Institute International. The report, which released last month, showed that New York has an...

Puff, don’t peeve: Smoke with courtesy

Puff, don’t peeve: Smoke with courtesy

September 25, 2012


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Walking the streets of New York City is always a little shocking. There is so much to see and do; I often feel pleasantly overwhelmed just walking to class. It’s a lot to take in. Most shocking, however, is the number of smokers I encounter when I step outside. Let me start off by saying I dislike...

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