tobacco

Health advocates say law will save lives
5:22 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Bellone hikes age to buy tobacco

Dr. William Spencer (D-Huntington) authored the bill increasing tobacco purchase age to 21
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed a  law on Monday increasing the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21 years old. The law was pushed by health advocates who say it will reduce youth’s access to cigarettes.  

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Liberty vs Health
8:24 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Suffolk bans tobacco sales to those under 21

Dr. James Tomarken, Suffolk County Health Commissioner, says raising the tobacco age will keep youth from smoking
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County has increased the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21 years old.  The bill, passed Tuesday evening, was pushed by health advocates who say it will reduce youth’s access to cigarettes.

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regulation of e-cigarettes
4:26 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Malloy wants Conn. to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors

Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy announcing legislation to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors at the Trinity College Boys and Girl Club in Hartford on Wednesday. The Boys and Girls Clubs in Connecticut conduct a tobacco resistance and awareness program for teenagers funded by the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund.
Credit Sara Karl

Governor Dannel Malloy said on Wednesday he wants Connecticut to join 27 states that have banned the sale of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes to minors. E-cigarettes are currently not regulated in Connecticut.

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Some customers happy, others inconvenienced
6:17 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Shoppers have mixed reaction to CVS dropping tobacco sales

The CVS in downtown Stamford is one of more than 7,600 of the company's drugstores that will stop selling tobacco in October.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Shoppers at a CVS pharmacy in downtown Stamford had a mixed reaction Wednesday to the news that the national chain plans to stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide.

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