Studio 360

How to Quit Smoking, One Illustration at a Time

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The owner of New York City's punniest pizza shop illustrates his way out of his pesky smoking habit. 
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Lawsuit Says UPS Transported Millions of Contraband Cigarettes into New York

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A parcel delivery service is accused of abetting trade in illegal smokes.



Straight to the Moon

Friday, January 30, 2015

With the American History Guys


The Takeaway

Chinese Govt. Makes Millions Selling Cigarettes

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Andrew Martin investigates China's multi-billion dollar tobacco industry—and the rise of cancer—for the latest issue of the magazine.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Real Cost of the Cigarette Tax

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Does New York's high cigarette tax achieve its purpose or run contrary to it?

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Social Smokers, You've Been Warned

Monday, September 15, 2014

As the number of NYC smokers continues to tick up, health officials are targeting their latest ads at light smokers.

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Freakonomics Radio

How to Make People Quit Smoking

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The war on cigarettes has been fairly successful in some places. But 1 billion humans still smoke -- so what comes next?


Selected Shorts

Smoking with Mom

Friday, March 07, 2014

This story, “Indulgence,” by Susan Perabo is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Family Matters,” hosted by Jane Curtin. The reader is Hope Davis.


Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Family Matters

Friday, March 07, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents works about family, read by Anjelica Huston, Nina Arianda and Hope Davis.

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The Takeaway

Is the Tobacco Lobby Losing its Grip?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The biggest drug store in the country, CVS, announced this week that it plans to stop selling cigarettes in all of its stores across the country. What does this move mean for the tobacco industry? Are we witnessing the end of cigarette companies as we know them—or does this just signal a change in the market as we know it? Stanton Glantz, medical professor at the University of California, San Francisco, has been following the movements of the tobacco industry for years, and thinks CVS's decision is a significant one. 

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The Takeaway

CVS Quits Cigarettes

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The drugstore chain will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores nationwide by October 1, 2014.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Food Stamp Cuts; Better Streets for Cars and Cyclists; Marathon Weekend

Friday, November 01, 2013

Cuts to the food stamp program are scheduled to take effect today. We’ll hear about why the benefits have been scaled back. Plus: 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with traffic engineer “Gridlock Sam” Schwartz and his proposals for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers on the road. Then, the candidates in the race for Nassau County Executive; NPR’s David Folkenflik on Rupert Murdoch’s empire; your calls on this weekend’s marathon; and does raising the legal purchase age of cigarettes discourage smoking?

New Tech City

Coffee and E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

No heavy subject matter this week. Instead, we're diving into two subcultures that have been transformed by tech: Coffee and cigarettes. If you've never heard of a burr grinder or cartomizer, this podcast is for you. 


The Brian Lehrer Show

Terror After Boston; NYC Affordability; Bipolar Disorder

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A new study finds that New York City is a bargain for those making around $100,000 a year. Catherine Rampell of The New York Times talks about the findings and new poverty rates in the five boroughs. Plus: Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg View and The Atlantic on new questions about terror threats to the U.S., both foreign and domestic. Also, the author of a memoir about living with bipolar disorder; a call-in on a proposal to raise the age limit for buying cigarettes to 21 from 18; and Matt Gross, formerly Frugal Traveler for The New York Times, on his journeys and how to make the best of yours’.


City Proposes Raising Age for Cigarette Purchases to 21

Monday, April 22, 2013

No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation's largest city.

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NY State, City Sue Roll-Your-Own Cigarette Stores

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New York state and New York City say they're joining forces to sue two stores that have been helping smokers avoid taxes by selling roll-your-own cigarettes.


The Takeaway

'It's Not the Addiction that Kills People, It's the Smoke'

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Each May 31st, the World Health Organization declares another “World No Tobacco Day” meant to encourage a full day of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. But this year, some public health officials are wondering if it’s time to change our approach to healthy living. While no one doubts the addictive properties of tobacco, and the negative consequences for all of our health — is it time to stop demonizing an addiction that affects 20 percent of Americans, and think of ways for smokers to give up cigarettes but still have access to nicotine?

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It's A Free Blog

To Ban or Not To Ban: The Liberal Dilemma on Smoking

Sunday, February 06, 2011

I’m a non-smoker. I believe that cigarettes have a destructive impact and that the tobacco industry perpetrated a willful, harmful fraud against the American public. I’m a liberal. I subscribe to the public health concerns around smoking and am concerned about the overall societal costs for caring for those damaged by the habit. I fully believe these concerns demand us to take action.

Yet, I’m unsure about the latest smoking ban put forth by the City Council.

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A Dromedary Lands in Brooklyn: New Cigarette Campaign To Feature Williamsburg's Bedford Ave.

Friday, November 12, 2010

In an attempt at hipness, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has aligned its Camel brand cigarettes with the burgeoning artist community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.



Cigarette Tax Revenues Up In Smoke?

Thursday, September 16, 2010


The city says it has new evidence of illegal cigarette sales on a Native American reservation on Long Island. Undercover agents secretly videotaped the sale of untaxed cigarettes on the Poospatuck reservation.