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By Brian Wise
Monday, January 27, 2014
"The marketing of it is of particular concern because not only is it glamorizing and in some ways sexualizing e-cigarettes, there is a concern that it is going to renormalizing smoking," says Michael Eriksen, former director of the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health.
Monday, November 04, 2013
New York City has passed a new law setting 21 as the new legal age to purchase cigarettes, both tobacco and electronic. Will this law lead to fewer smokers? What anti-smoking efforts actually make a difference? Jody Sindelar, a health economist and professor at the Yale School of Public Health who uses behavioral economics to study addiction, explains.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
“Disruptive technology” is the buzzword in the tech-world. But can it shake up the hardest habit of all, smoking?
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
Bloomberg has maintained that it's his job us to make people healthier and safer, and he has frequently declared, “Being mayor is about saying, 'No.'”
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley have proposed raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21. The idea is that people become regular smokers between the ages of 18 and 21, so making it harder for younger people to purchase tobacco would prevent them from becoming addicts.
Listeners: Do you agree? Should the age to legally purchase tobacco be raised from 18 to 21? 212-433-WNYC.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
If the latest proposal to curb tobacco use in New York City passes, the largest city in the country will be following in the footsteps of Needham, Mass., a suburb of Boston with a population of 28,886.
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.