New York

Newburgh, N.Y. Bans Smoking in Parks

At its most recent meeting, the Newburgh City Council unanimously approved a ban on smoking in city-owned parks that will go into effect on May…

New York Assembly Passes Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

On Wednesday, the New York Assembly gave its approval to a bill seeking to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes to…

New York to Consider Tobacco 21 Among Other Tobacco-Related Bills

A few weeks ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sought out a multi-pronged approach to improving the health of residents across the state by limiting…

New York Governor Wants Tobacco Purchase Age Increased

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a statewide increase in the minimum age to purchase tobacco and tobacco alternative products, including a proposal to make…

Putnam County, N.Y. Legislature Approves Tobacco 21 Ordinance

Just about a month after tabling a proposal to increase the age to purchase tobacco and tobacco alternative products to 21-years-old, the Putnam County Legislature…

Essex County, N.Y. Revisits, Approves Tobacco Purchase Age Increase to 21

In June, three absent county supervisors effectively defeated a proposal to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-year-old in Essex…

Ontario County, N.Y. Legislators Reject Tobacco Age Increase Proposal

This week, legislators in Ontario County, N.Y. soundly defeated a proposed local law that sought to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and…

Sherrill, N.Y. Expands Parks Smoking Ban

There are fewer public places to light up in Sherrill, N.Y. after the city council expanded its existing smoking ban to include all parks and…

Monroe County, N.Y. Won’t Raise Tobacco Purchase Age

A proposal to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21-years-old in Monroe County, N.Y. has been defeated, as the county legislatures’s Agenda/Charter Committee…

Monroe County, N.Y. Legislator Seeks Tobacco Age Increase

A legislator in Monroe County, N.Y. has introduced legislation that would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old. The proposal…

Ulster County, N.Y. Legislature Approves Tobacco 21 Bill (Update)

In Ulster County, N.Y., when the new year is rung in, it will also signal an increase to the age to purchase tobacco products as…