Two state polls will be pushing Albany to follow the Big Apple's suit in its fight against youth smoking.
State Sen. Diane Savino and state Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal introduced bills in their respective legislative bodies Friday that would make the City Council's proposal that would raise the smoking age to 21 go beyond the five boroughs.
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UPDATED 8:06 p.m.: After banning the butts from the bars, beaches and parks, the city is targeting young New Yorkers in its battle against smoking.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Monday that Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a majority of the council support a new bill that would make the Big Apple the first big city to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.
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It's been a decade since New Yorkers have been able to light up while enjoying a beer at their favorite watering hole and the mayor said yesterday that his initiative has made the world healthier.
Not only did the ban on indoor smoking in restaurants and bars result in 10,000 fewer premature deaths from tobacco-related diseases, it has been a boon for businesses, according to Mayor Michael... » more