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New York Celebrates Ten Years of Smoke-Free Air

State’s historic law is saving lives without hurting business

Editor
Jul 24, 2013

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Congratulations to New York, which this week is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its comprehensive smoke-free law that applies to all workplaces, restaurants and bars.

"The passage of New York State's Clean Indoor Air Act was a historic moment for public health,"Blair Horner, vice president of advocacy at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, told the Associated Press. "In 2002, the average New York bar or restaurant was essentially a hotbox of deadly carcinogens. For hospitality workers clocking an eight-hour shift, this was an incredibly dangerous situation."

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posted July 24, 2013

New York County Ranked #1 for Positive Changes in Life Expectancy

Tobacco control efforts a likely contributor

Editor
Jul 11, 2013

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Good news for New Yorkers: several New York City counties have seen the greatest increases in life expectancy of all U.S. counties over the past 25 years, according to a new study. Given that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death, New York City’s tobacco control efforts were likely a contributing factor.

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posted July 11, 2013

Tax Hikes Proposed on All Tobacco Products as States Seek to Close Loopholes, Thwart Industry

Push toward higher taxes on cigars, smokeless, loose tobacco

Editor
Jan 30, 2012

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States around the country are getting wise to the tobacco industry's promotion of products such as sweet-flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco as a way to hook kids and offset the decline in cigarette smoking:  Increasingly, governors and lawmakers are proposing higher taxes on "other tobacco products" that too often have been left out when cigarette taxes are hiked.

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posted January 30, 2012

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