During his years in office, Michael Bloomberg attacked smoking and smokers with a vengeance. He donated hundreds of millions of his own money to curb tobacco use. He passed a new law banning smoking in stores, taxis, certain restaurants and schools. Under his nanny-ship, New York City imposed the highest cigarette taxes in the country. And toward the end of his reign, he proposed classifying electronic cigarettes as tobacco products … even though they contain no tobacco.
Bloomberg signed a law banning smoking in almost all restaurants and bars in New York City.
A 58 percent increase in cigarette taxes pushed prices to almost $11 a pack, the highest in the U.S.
The legal age of buying tobacco, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, rose from 18 to 21.
Monday, December 16, 2013
The goal of the Smoke-Free Air Act has always been to reduce exposure to second-hand smoke, and allow people to smoke in fewer places, with the hope that it would cause them to quit. Banning ...
Monday, April 22, 2013
Under Bloomberg, NYC Has Imposed "The Highest Cigarette Taxes In The Country "Over his years in office, the city - at times with the council's involvement - helped impose the highest cigarette taxes in the ...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Booze Can Now Be Added To The List Of Fun Things Mayor Bloomberg Wants Less Of In New York City, With Public Campaigns Against Smoking, Salt, Sugar, And Trans-Fat Already Underway
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed into law a ban on smoking in city parks, beaches, public plazas and boardwalks. Health Commissioner Thomas Farley says the law will protect people from dangerous secondhand ...