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Suffolk County Ends Tobacco Sales in Pharmacies

Suffolk County, NY approved a bill this week that would end tobacco sales in all pharmacies in the county. The vote passed 16-1-1. In addition to conventional tobacco products, such as cigarettes, this law will also restrict the sale of vape products and e-liquids. Selling tobacco products in pharmacies sends a mixed message about the…
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American Lung Association Releases 2019 State of Tobacco Control Report

In the 17th Annual "State of Tobacco Control" report, created by the American Lung Association, grades are assigned to every state and on a federal level based on the areas of smokefree air laws, Tobacco 21, tobacco taxes, tobacco prevention funding, and access to quit smoking treatments. In New York State, we received an 'A'…
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Governor Signs Bill Restricting Smoking on Library Grounds

December 21, 2018 - Governor Cuomo signed a bill restricting smoking within 100 feet of any point of an outdoor area of a public/association library, except for residential property that falls within 100 feet of library entrances, exits, or outdoor areas. Vaping, or use of electronic cigarettes, is not included in this amendment to the…
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