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Electronic Cigarettes Face Public Ban in New York City (12.26.13)

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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 cold. Now they're down to their last few puffs after the City Council voted 43-8 Thursday to expand the ban to include the devices.
 

FULL STORY: Highlight Press

 

 

'Selfies 4 Safety' Campaign Aims to Stop Gun Violence in Crown Heights (12.23.13)

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In the latest campaign to prevent youth gun violence in Crown Heights, the medium is cheeky — but the message is dead serious.

Strong Alcohol Policies Due to Lower Binge Drinking in Other States (12.18.13)

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Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) found that strong alcohol policy can be a protective factor against binge drinking in the U.S. The study is published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Booze Banned on LIRR During SantaCon (12.18.13)

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For a glorious minute last week, it seemed that there might be an end to drinking alcohol on Long Island Railroad during SantaCon, the terrible annual tradition of grown adults dressing in Santa suits and drinking until they regurgitate all over the streets of New York.

Many PG-13 Movies Have Violent Characters Who Drink, Smoke and Have Sex (12.13.13)

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An analysis of almost 400 top-grossing movies from 1985 to 2010 shows about 90 percent included at least one moment of violence involving a main character. In 77 percent of those movies, the main character also smoked tobacco or drank alcohol or engaged in sexual behavior, HealthDay reports.

Cigarette Smuggling: It Adds Up (12.13.13)

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Research by Fiscal Policy Director Michael LaFaive and Adjunct Scholar Todd Nesbit on cigarette smuggling was recently cited in Pacific Standard. The magazine cites in particular their finding that the state of New York has the highest cigarette smuggling rate in the nation, and has increased some 70 percent since 2006 due to high tobacco excise taxes.

DETAIL STORY: Pacific Standard

 

 

NYS Lawmakers Roll Out Measure To Tax, Legalize Marijuana (12.12.13)

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New York State Senator Liz Krueger on Wednesday will join fellow elected officials and leading advocates on drug policy and criminal justice reform to announce her introduction of the New York State Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) at a press conference on the steps of New York City Hall.

DETAIL STORY: New York Times

 

 

Amsterdam Has a Deal for Alcoholics: Work Paid in Beer (12.9.13)

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No, you didn't read that headline incorrectly. A mostly government-funded program in Amsterdam pays alcoholics who clean street litter with beer.

It's all part of the Rainbow Foundation, a program started last year to help give alcoholics, homeless and drug addicts a fresh start.

DETAIL STORY: New York Times

 

 

NYC Council debates ban on electronic cigarettes in public spaces (12.6.13)

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Public health officials and electronic cigarette supporters vigorously debated whether New York City should add nicotine inhalers to the Indoor Clean Air Act — now 12 years old — which bans smoking in public spaces, during a public hearing at City Hall in Manhattan on Wednesday.

 DETAIL STORY: NJ.com

 

 

A New Nightlife Sensation Among Parents...and Their Children? (12.5.13)

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The nightclub industry essentially sells air and booze. Spaces have "normal" operating hours that begin around 10PM and, depending on local law, end in the wee hours of the following day. Spaces sit dormant for more hours than they are operating in most cases which is why the restaurant/club hybrid is so attractive....

DETAIL STORY: Nightclub.com

 

 

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