CVS customers will need to turn to another drugstore chain for their supply of cigarettes starting this fall.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a law making New York the first major U.S. city to have a minimum cigarette purchase age of 21. Bloomberg signed the law on Tuesday, raising the minimum age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The law, which Bloomberg said “will [...]
If City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has her way, drinking won’t be the only thing that becomes legal at 21. Newly proposed Council legislation would raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products in the five boroughs from 18 to 21. The change would make NYC the first major U.S. city to have a minimum [...]
A new study shows a quarter of smokers’ income is going up in smoke. Low-income smokers in New York are puffing away nearly 25 percent of their cash on cigarettes, according to a recently releases study by RTI International. New York has the highest state cigarette taxes in the nation at $4.35 — only slightly [...]
More New Yorkers than ever have put out their last cigarette. The number of New York City smokers has reached all-time lows, officials recently announced. In the past decade nearly half a million New Yorkers have put out their cigarettes, with 100,000 smokers quitting between 2009 and 2010. Smoking is down 35 percent throughout the [...]