New York News
11:54 am
Sun August 31, 2014

Report: New York Can Do More To Prevent Smoking

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report from the American Cancer Society says New York state needs to do more to prevent smoking. 

The Cancer Action Network at the American Cancer Society analyzed the state's efforts to combat cancer through screenings, tobacco taxes, smoking bans and restrictions on tanning booths.

While the state won high marks for breast and cervical cancer screening programs and restrictions on where people can smoke, the group says the state should reverse recent cuts in funds for programs to prevent tobacco use.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

8/8/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Ray Graf, political consultant Libby Post and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick.

Topics include:
ISIS Airstrikes
Montana Senator Drops Out
Smoker's Happiness
Hot Car Death

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu August 7, 2014

8/7/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are Political Activist Libby Post, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld, and associate editor of the Times-Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Border Patrol
High Speed Rail
Smoker's Happiness
Hot Car Death
Nixon Resignation Anniversary

Capital Region News
4:17 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Albany Tobacco-free Parks Ordinance Up For Vote Tonight

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The Albany Common Council could decide tonight to expand its smoking ban in city parks. If passed, the measure would carry a 50 dollar fine and go into effect immediately.

It is already against the law to smoke on playgrounds or ball-fields in the city. Back in 2012, the Albany Common Council approved a limited ban on smoking in areas of parks where children gather, including playgrounds, athletic fields and swimming pools.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

New Smoking Restrictions In Effect In Vermont

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A new law restricting smoking in Vermont went into effect Tuesday. Its provisions include banning smoking in cars when children under 8 are in the vehicle.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Vermont Set To Ban Smoking In Cars With Kids

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Vermont's top public health official is hopeful a series of new laws restricting smoking will encourage more people to quit.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Dr. Lauren Dutra, UC, San Francisco - E-Cigs and Real Cigs

E-Cigarettes are rapidly gaining popularity.

Lauren Dutra, post-doctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco's School of Medicine, is studying the correlation between usages of these different tobacco products.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

VT Lawmakers Put Off Raising Tobacco Purchase Age

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The Vermont House is putting off a debate on whether to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products in Vermont from 18 to 21.

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3:40 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Surgeon General On Smoking: Enough Is Enough


Those health warnings on the side of a package or carton of cigarettes are well-established and have become more severe and graphic over the years. That warning from the Surgeon General was the result of a landmark 1964 report by the Surgeon General, establishing a link between cigarettes and heart disease and cancer. Fifty years later, the acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, says progress has been made, but smoking remains a serious health problem.

Commentary & Opinion
3:51 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Blair Horner: The Anniversary Of NY’s Smoke Free Law

Albany is well known for its overblown promises and rhetorical hype.  Often newly passed laws are promoted as “historic” and criticisms of health reforms paint a picture of the end of civilization as we know it.

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