Carlucci’s Column: Protecting the Next Generation From Tobacco Products

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in this country, despite us knowing it can give you cancer, diabetes, pulmonary and heart diseases. Each year, cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans, and more than 41,000 of these deaths are from exposure to second hand smoke. Worse, we see e-cigarettes and vaping products, which […]

Letter to editor: Rockland Co. bans smoking in adult care homes

Letter to editor: Rockland Co. bans smoking in adult care homes

To the Editor, Good news. Everyone’s hard work paid off. Rockland County Executive Ed Day has decided not to sign or veto the proposed Rockland County Local Law to ban smoking in adult care facilities. The proposed local law will take effect sixty days after it is filed with the office of New York State’s […]

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 […]

Making POW’R Moves

POW’R Against Tobacco gains national victory right here in Rockland County After working with the American Lung Association and POW’R Against Tobacco for the past year, the Village of Haverstraw passed first in the nation regulations to restrict tobacco product displays in retail environments open to children. Haverstraw Mayor Michael Kohut said, “The law was […]