New York, Chicago and San Francisco preserve the public’s right to breathe clean air
Apr 29, 2014
New York City, Chicago and San Francisco today implemented new laws that prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in the same workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars, where cigarette smoking isn’t allowed. Two other California cities, Los Angeles and Long Beach, also recently implemented such laws.
According to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, at least 170 municipalities and three states (North Dakota, New Jersey and Utah) have included e-cigarettes in their clean air laws.
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State’s historic law is saving lives without hurting business
Jul 24, 2013
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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Tobacco control efforts a likely contributor
Jul 11, 2013
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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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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