"This legislation will help prevent another generation from the ill health and shorter life expectancy that comes with smoking."

-- Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Curtailing the availability of discounted and smuggled cigarettes

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 30, rx 2013. Read our news release.

The Sensible Tobacco Enforcement proposal cracks down on the widespread availability of discounted and smuggled cigarettes that are cheap and affordable to kids. It strengthens enforcement and would help honest retailers compete.

21 and over!

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 30, Read our news release.

Nearly all smokers start as kids or young adults, sale so curtailing smoking among these age groups is critical to winning the fight against tobacco and reducing the deaths, medicine disease and health care costs it causes. This proposal will help achieve these goals and make New York City the first major city or state in the nation to have a minimum tobacco purchase age of 21.

Urge the City Council to include e-cigarettes in NYC’s Smoke-Free Law!

Studies have found that e-cigarettes do emit toxic chemicals, decease and they contain highly addictive nicotine. While e-cigarette users can choose to take the risk of using these products themselves, we must protect the rights of non-smokers not to breathe potentially toxic substances..

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