Casey vs. Big Tobacco

Casey vs. Big Tobacco

To the Editor, Although there are measures being taken to reduce smoking throughout New York State, the harmful effects of tobacco use are still threatening to the youth of our community. Many areas and counties have taken restrictions on outdoor smoking, prohibiting the use of tobacco products being sold without proper licensing, and initiating laws […]

Village of Haverstraw Passes Law Rescinding Tobacco Advertising Ban, Discusses Zoning and Other Regular Business

BY SARA GILBERT The Village of Haverstraw met for its regular board meeting Monday, August 13 to pass laws, discuss rezoning issues, hear residents’ concerns and other business. The board passed Local Law No. 6, which rescinds Local Law No. 5, which had banned tobacco advertising of any sort in Haverstraw stores. Immediately after this […]

Letter to the Editor: Lung Association Says Village of Haverstraw Should be Proud

Dear Editor, We were disappointed to learn that Big Tobacco succeeded in its attempt to force the Village of Haverstraw to rescind its ordinance prohibiting the display of tobacco products in retail stores (Smoked out: Haverstraw Village to drop anti-tobacco ordinance, online edition). The tobacco industry hoped that the resources available to a small village […]

Tobacco Industry Squashes Village’s Ordinance

Haverstraw to bow out of first amendment battle before it even begins BY DYLAN SKRILOFF On the heels of a lawsuit by seven tobacco companies and the New York Association of Convenience Stores, the Village of Haverstraw has scheduled a public hearing to rescind a first-of-its-kind ordinance passed this spring. The board indicated at a […]

Tag-Team Against Cheap Smokes

Anti-tobacco & big tobacco team up to deny inexpensive, roll-your-own cigarettes to consumers The lawmakers of America have done as both big tobacco and anti-tobacco (talk about strange bedfellows) demanded and banned citizens from purchasing machine-rolled tobacco cartons. The Tobacco Outlet(s) in Nanuet and West Haverstraw, as well as others in Rockland County, will no […]

Letter to the Editor: Anti-Tobacco Lobby Targets Products That Help Smokers Quit

Dear Editor, The Rockland County Times’ recent article “Philip Morris Sues Village of Haverstraw” points out that that Haverstraw recently passed an ordinance to require tobacco retailers to hide cigarettes and cigars from the sight of the general public. However, the article fails to note that this display ban targets more than just combustible tobacco products. The ordinance […]