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The town of Clifton Park in southern Saratoga County has taken steps to keep cigarette butts and smoking out of public parks and trails.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about the recent legislation passed in Schenectady County that bans the sale of tobacco to those under the age of 21 and the latest on Rachael Mattice.

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Schenectady County has joined the five other counties in New York State that have banned the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.

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Another upstate New York locality is considering banning the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21.

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Albany Housing Authority apartments and homes will be "smoke-free."

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A growing trend to raise the age of tobacco purchasing has made its way to western Massachusetts.

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New tobacco regulations aimed to curb youth smoking and reduce second-hand smoke in public areas went into effect today in the city of Pittsfield, Mass.

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The decision by CVS Caremark to stop selling tobacco products at its drugstores nationwide won't change things at many of its outlets in Massachusetts.

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The decision by CVS Caremark to stop selling tobacco products at its drugstores nationwide won't change things at many of its outlets in Massachusetts.

That's because Boston, Worcester and dozens of other communities in the Bay State already have prohibitions on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products at pharmacies.

Boston was one of the first major U.S. cities to impose such a ban in 2009.