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A model smokes an electronic cigarette. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NYC expands smoking ban to include e-cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) — Years after being exiled to New York City’s sidewalks by a ban on smoking in indoor public places, some smokers relished electronic cigarettes as a way to come in from the […]

12/20/2013

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NYC to ban tobacco sales to anyone under age 21

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg planned to sign landmark legislation Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, making New York the first large city or state […]

11/19/2013

In this March 12, 2013  file photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg looks at a 64oz cup, as Lucky's Cafe owner Greg Anagnostopoulos, left, stands behind him. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Appeals court: NYC’s big-soda ban unconstitutional

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. A mid-level state appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority when it […]

07/30/2013

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NYC proposes raising age for cigarette purchases

NEW YORK (AP) — No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation’s largest city.

04/22/2013

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Judge strikes down NYC sugary-drinks size rule

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge struck down New York City’s groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks Monday shortly before it was set to take effect, agreeing with the beverage industry and other opponents that the rule is arbitrary.

03/11/2013

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9/11 cancer study won’t settle debate over risks

CHICAGO (AP) — The most comprehensive study of potential World Trade Center-related cancers raises more questions than it answers and won’t end a debate over whether the attacks were really a cause.

12/18/2012

NYC bans big, sugary drinks at eateries, theaters

NEW YORK (AP) – New York City’s health board has passed a rule banning super-sized, sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries. The regulation passed Thursday puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups […]

09/13/2012

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