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Holbrook Raises Age to Buy Cigarettes to 19

Authorities in Holbrook, New York, prohibited sale of synthetic marijuana in town and increased legal age to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 19. The change comes into effect from January, 1, 2015. Last week, the Holbrook Board of Health with the majority of votes adopted a law which increases the age from 18 to 19 to legally buy tobacco … Continue reading Continue reading

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Syracuse University Prepares for Smoking Ban

As you probably know, Syracuse University, New York, is preparing to enforce smoking ban on its campus. Experts say that smoking should not be totally banned and there is a need to create special designated areas where mokers could light up. In order to ensure the implementation of the ban, there must be introduced fines or other disciplinary actions for … Continue reading

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Smoking Rates on the Rise in New York City

New York City’s Department of Health released this week report which reveals that in the city there are more than 1 million smokers for the first time since 2007. The released data is quite alarming as it shows an increase in number of tobacco users in New York in spite of local authorities efforts to fight smoking by launching numerous … Continue reading

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American Stetes With Highest Tobacco Taxes

1. New York The state of New York has higest taxes on cigarettes in the USA which provided an income of  $1.63 billion in 2012. New York cigarette taxes make up 10% of total state-level taxes imposed on tobacco products across the country. The state managed to get this income in spite of having most expensive cigarettes in the country … Continue reading

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Suffolk County Increases Age to Buy Cigarettes

Authorities in Suffolk County, New York, decided with majority of votes to increase legal age to buy tobacco from 19 to 21. The change comes into action from January 1, 2015, and it follows New York City’s law which increases tobacco-buying age from 18 to 21 that was taken in November 2013 and comes into effect in May 2014. Back … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Signs Ban on Sales of Tobacco to Those Under 21

Mayor of the New York, Michael Bloomberg, recently signed into law a bill which increases to 21 the minimum age to buy tobacco products in the city. The administration believes that this will be an example to follow not only by U.S. states but by other countries. The law is considered to be one of the strictest in the USA … Continue reading

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