Smokers

Poor smokers spending 25% of income on cigarettes: study
Poor smokers spending 25% of income on cigarettes: study
News Billy Rennison 9/19/2012 at 4:06PM

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 [...]

Smokers at record lows in New York City
Smokers at record lows in New York City
Health Billy Rennison 9/28/2011 at 4:12PM

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 [...]