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Baseball Tobacco Ban Strikes Out

Baseball Tobacco Ban Strikes Out

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Until more practical changes are put forward by the city’s Public Health Department, the city's ban on smokeless tabacco in baseball is merely a publicity ploy that will do little to stem tobacco use in the city.

NYC vendors not complying to 21 and up cigarette law change

NYC vendors not complying to 21 and up cigarette law change

By Christine Wang, Deputy News Editor

November 30, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU researchers discovered after NYC raised the legal age to purchase cigarettes to 21, few retailers are enforcing the law since the change.

University should strengthen smoking policy

University should strengthen smoking policy

By Matthew Tessler, Contributing Columnist

October 15, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The fight against smoking must continue relentlessly, starting with NYC and NYU officials supporting anti-smoking efforts.

CVS halts sale of tobacco products

CVS halts sale of tobacco products

By Alanna Bayarin, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2014


Filed under News

CVS is encouraging smokers to quit with a new social media campaign.

CVS announcement sets precedent for tobacco industry

CVS announcement sets precedent for tobacco industry

February 6, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In most of the nation’s pharmacies, there is a disturbing paradox with shelves full of health care products on one side and tobacco products on the other. Yesterday, CVS made a bold gamble to remedy this incongruity, resolving to abandon tobacco sales by Oct. 1. This decision seems to be already paying dividends. P...

Smoking bill muddles idea of adulthood

Smoking bill muddles idea of adulthood

By Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist

November 11, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Nearly 18 months after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s infamous proposal to ban large sodas, New York City residents have been confronted with another controversial push for public health. Among other anti-cigarette provisions, the City Council voted to raise the tobacco-buying age from 18 to 21, ...

New York City to raise age to purchase tobacco

New York City to raise age to purchase tobacco

November 4, 2013


Filed under News

The New York City Council passed a bill on Oct. 30 that would make New York City the first major city in the country to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. The last hurdle for the bill, which passed 35 to 10, is to bear the signature of Ma...

New York City raises legal age for tobacco purchases

New York City raises legal age for tobacco purchases

November 4, 2013


Filed under News

The New York City Council passed a bill on Oct. 30 that would make New York City the first major city in the country to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. The last hurdle for the bill, which passed 35 to 10, is to bear the signature of Mayor Mic...