Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Ilya Marritz
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.
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?
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’.
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.
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?
Sunday, February 06, 2011
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
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.
Friday, November 12, 2010
By Douglas Q. Smith : WNYC Culture Producer
In an attempt at hipness, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has aligned its Camel brand cigarettes with the burgeoning artist community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
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.