New laws raise tobacco sale age to 21, ban tobacco discounts
Nov 19, 2013
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made history again today in the fight against tobacco.
Mayor Bloomberg signed into law bills that prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, establish a minimum price for cigarettes and little cigars, and ban tobacco industry discounting schemes that keep tobacco products affordable and appealing to kids. New York City will be the first major city or state to have a minimum tobacco sale age of 21.
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Initiative counters an industry called "ruthless and devious" by WHO chief
Mar 22, 2012
New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg has pledged an additional $220 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to more than $600 million.
Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Singapore, where public health leaders from around the world are gathered to intensify their efforts against tobacco use, the world’s number one cause of preventable death.
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Countries act to reduce smoking, protect everyone from secondhand smoke
Marina Carter, International Press Secretary
Nov 18, 2011
Marking five years of significant achievements in global tobacco control, Bloomberg Philanthropies has released a report on the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use that shows ground-breaking progress in reducing tobacco use and protecting everyone from secondhand smoke.
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Results due to Mayor Bloomberg’s leadership in pushing proven solutions
Sep 19, 2011
From New York City comes more evidence that we know how to win the fight against tobacco and just need the political will to implement proven solutions.
In New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has provided that political will by championing a comprehensive strategy that includes a high tobacco tax, comprehensive smoke-free law and hard-hitting media campaigns that discourage kids from smoking and encourage smokers to quit.
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