If you can go one day without smoking, you’re on the way to quitting for good! NEW CITY, NY – – Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage residents to use the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, Thursday, November 21st, as the day you commit to quitting smoking […]

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 […]

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 […]