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JUDGE OVERTURNS SMOKE-FREE POLICY IN NY STATE PARKS & PLAYROUNDS

10 | 17 | 2013
A new law prohitibiting smoking in portions of New York state parks was struck down this week after a judge ruled it exceeded the authority of the state
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PROGRESS IN CURBING SALES OF TOBACCO TO YOUTH

10 | 10 | 2013
According to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, federal and state efforts to reduce illegal sales of tobacco
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UNCHANGED NYC SMOKING RATES DEMONSTRATES NEED FOR ADDITIONAL MEASURES

10 | 04 | 2013
Today, in his last Mayor's Management Report, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the smoking rate for 2012 is 15.5% in New York City, indicating that the
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FIRST NATIONAL ANTI-SMOKING TV ADS HELP 200,000 SMOKERS TO QUIT

10 | 04 | 2013
Real-life stories of former smokers' health problems provided the motivation smokers needed. That's the conclusion of a report from the Centers for Disease
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LAW MAKING ALL NYS PLAYGROUNDS SMOKE-FREE

10 | 04 | 2013
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law to ban smoking at outdoor playgrounds statewide from sunrise to sunset when any children under 12 are present. The law
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NEW YORK STATE CELEBRATES TEN YEARS OF SMOKE-FREE AIR

10 | 04 | 2013
Ten years ago today, New York State passed the expanded Clean Indoor Air Act making all bars, restaurants and bowling alleys smoke-free. Thanks to this
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FDA FINDS MENTHOL CIGARETTES POSE A GREATER HEALTH RISK THAN REGULAR CIGARETTES

10 | 04 | 2013
A review from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finds that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes. But, the
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NEW STUDY ON THIRDHAND SMOKE

06 | 26 | 2013
This month, a new study released by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that thirdhand smoke may be even more dangerous than secondhand
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WHY SMOKING RATES ARE AT AN ALL-TIME LOW

06 | 26 | 2013
The smoking rate among adults in the United States has dropped again, an encouraging trend that experts on smoking cessation attribute to public policies
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NEW STUDY ON THE INFLUENCE OF TOBACCO PRODUCT DISPLAYS

06 | 26 | 2013
A new study in Health Education Research showed that when you prohibit tobacco product displays in stores, smokers report their exposure to tobacco
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