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HOSTAGES DEMAND FRESH AIR - Jan. 6, 1997

According to a January 5 report from a released Peruvian hostage, nonsmokers held in the Japanese ambassador’s residence reacted strongly to the cigarettes supplied to hostages by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The nonsmokers insisted on designated smoking areas.

Disputed Statistics Fuel Politics in Youth Smoking - May 20, 1998
         By Barry Meier

It is the mantra of the nation's opponents of smoking: that sweeping changes in the way cigarettes are marketed and sold over the next decade will stop thousands of teen-agers each day from starting the habit and spare a million youngsters from untimely deaths.

How to Spend Tobacco Money? New York Counts the
       Ways - November 14, 1998
         By RICHARD PEREZ-PENA

ALBANY -- The deal has not been announced yet, but already there is no shortage of competing proposals for spending New York's $20 billion share of a reported $206 billion tobacco settlement: things like health care for the uninsured, stop-smoking programs and a cut in property taxes.

New York Politics May Hold Up Most of
       Nation's Tobacco Cash - April 10, 1999
         By RICHARD PEREZ-PENA

ALBANY -- The court fight over New York's share of the national tobacco settlement -- a battle primarily between Gov. George Pataki and New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani -- threatens to delay distribution of the money for all 46 of the states involved, lawyers and advocates involved in the settlement say.
 



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VALLONE'S GONE NUTS OVER
         BUTTS - October 28, 1997
         By RAY KERRISON

BUTT out, Pete.

Peter Vallone, the City Council speaker, is usually an affable, even reasonable, liberal-leaning politician. But on one subject, he is totally, blindly, irrationally fanatical.

Smoking.

NICOTINE FIT OVER MUSIC'S FLIP-TOPS - Nov. 18, 1997
            By FAYE PENN

ANTI-SMOKING advocates are fuming over new cassette-tape containers that have the look and feel of flip-top cigarette packs.

VALLONE'S PATHWAY TO GOV
        SEAT ROBS SMALL BUSINESS - Dec. 4, 1997
        BY RAY KERRISON

As the influential City Council speaker, Vallone is the driving force behind a bill to ban tobacco ads near schools and other places where kids congregate.

RUDY & THE BUS ADS:
        SERIOUSLY, FOLKS... - Dec. 4, 1997

... And then, of course, there are cigarettes. Soon, due to efforts by the very sorts of activists who despise Rudy Giuliani, you'll be able to see a tobacco ad in black and white only - and, possibly, only in a porn magazine. This week, the City Council began moving toward legislation that will almost eliminate cigarette advertising in the city.

WHY RUDY MUST KILL BILL
         BANNING MOST CIGARETTE ADS - Dec. 23, 1997
         By RAY KERRISON

DON'T sign it, Rudy!

In the next week, Mayor Giuliani will decide whether to sign into law a City Council bill effectively banning cigarette advertising in the city or to veto it.

TAX-RAPED JERSEY SMOKERS
         BURNED BY GOV. WHITLESS - January 1, 1998
         By RAY KERRISON

Why should smokers be made to carry the whole burden? We know the answer. Smokers are society's whipping boys. They have few friends, so squeeze 'em and bleed 'em.BEGINNING today, New Jersey smokers will be slugged with a giant tax hike on each pack of cigarettes, making them the third-highest-taxed puffers in the nation.

ALBANY'S LITTLE BIG HORN - Feb. 3, 1998

The Pataki administration is moving to repeal regulations that require Indian tribes to pay taxes on retail reservation sales to non-Indians, underscoring a sad lesson from last spring: When one has a beef with Albany, it can sometimes help to beat up a state trooper.

MARK GREEN, CAREER POLITICIAN - Feb. 9, 1998
        By BOB McMANUS

        He's distrustful of the tobacco companies? How... cutting edge.

STOWING SUBWAY SMUT - March 13, 1998

...On those grounds, tobacco advertising has been banned from MTA facilities since 1992, which suggests a deformed
worldview in which smoking is "immoral" but sex involving a lubricant isn't "obscene."

AND THE DEVIL CAN QUOTE SCRIPTURE - March 16, 1998
            By BOB McMANUS

IF patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels, what is there to be said about activists who hide behind children? Nothing good, that's for sure.

CIG BIGS PACK IT IN AS DEAL GOES
         UP IN SMOKE - April 9, 1998
         By WILLIAM NEUMAN and DOUGLAS MONTERO

Big Tobacco yesterday butted out of a landmark liability deal with New York and many other states - vowing to fight tough anti-smoking legislation in Congress.

WHY THE TOBACCO DEAL
         SHOULD, AND MUST, BE
         OPPOSED - April 10, 1998

The major tobacco companies have decided to withdraw their participation in the legislative attempt to end cigarette smoking in the United States. That makes sense. Tobacco may be bad for you, but the prohibitionist frenzy that has seized the nation is worse.

TOBACCO LAWYER WARNS OF
         BLACK MARKET FOR CIGS - April 13, 1998
         By KAREN FOERSTEL

WASHINGTON - Tobacco-industry officials yesterday claimed that an anti-cigarette bill in Congress would create a huge black market and force teens to buy smokes from back-alley drug dealers.

APRIL 15 IS JUST THE BEGINNING - April 15, 1998
         By IRWIN M. STELZER

Clinton plans to finance new programs with the money he expects to get by socking it to smokers. So he knows that people will keep puffing, although perhaps a bit less, tax or no tax. He wants the money, not a smoke-free America.

HOW I BECAME A NICOTINE FIEND - April 17, 1998
        By SUSAN BRADY KONIG

I WAS a teen-age smoker. An innocent, a babe in the woods, a victim. Surrounded as I was by bad influences, how could I not be?

INSURANCE GIANTS SUE
        BIG TOBACCO - April 30, 1998
        By PAUL THARP

A new free-for-all is erupting in the scramble to collect hundreds of billions from tobacco companies for smoking's ills.

In a daring move, the Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies in 38 states - including New York and New Jersey - filed a federal suit against the major cigarette makers seeking to recover billions.

NEAL TRAVIS' NEW YORK - May 4, 1998
        We have a steak in food fight

THE Health Police, not content with eliminating smoking from the nation's restaurants, will next move to control what we eat, drink and wear when out on the town.

RUDY 'RULES' THE ROAD WITH HIKE
         IN TAXI FINES - May 29, 1998
         By Carl Campanile, Angela Mosconi and William Neuman

The Taxi and Limousine Commission slapped higher fines and a set of tough new rules on the city's taxis yesterday - giving Mayor Giuliani a major victory in his street fight with the cabbies.

Fines against discourteous drivers and for smoking in the cab increased from $25 to $150.

FOLKS WHO LIGHT UP KNOW
        THEY'RE SMOKING GUNS - June 12, 1998
        By STEVE DUNLEAVY

TELL me this. I go to Belmont and spend the rent on a nag that runs into the night, and I sue the jockey for losing the race? The New York Racing Association? The horse?

DENNIS, ANYONE? - June 18, 1998

Vacco last year sued a number of tobacco companies - alleging, among other things, a vast industry conspiracy to "addict" teen-agers. We disagree fundamentally with the suit, but we recognize it's his right to pursue it.

THIS MUD'S FOR YOU - Sept. 26, 1998
        By ROBERT HARDT Jr.

Schumer has said he would improve the upstate economy by pushing for deregulation of the power industry and would favor using money from possible tobacco settlements to lower property taxes.

THE PRICE OF PATAKI'S GREEN
         SHEEN - Sept. 28, 1998
         By BOB McMANUS

Have we become hypochondriacs luxuriating in health anxieties precisely because we are so healthy and long-lived that we have the leisure to enjoy the luxury of worrying?

Certainly this would explain the vast national hysteria regarding the alleged (i.e., wholly unproven and substantially unlikely) ill-effects of casual contact with second-hand tobacco smoke, asbestos, certain silicones and - yes - PCBs.

PACT COULD HIKE CITY'S CUT
         FROM TOBACCO DEAL - Dec. 11, 1998
         By ROBERT HARDT JR.

The city has reached a tentative deal to get a larger share of the state's proposed $25 billion tobacco settlement, officials said yesterday.

IT'S TIME FOR PATAKI TO
        STAND UP TO THE INDIANS- Jan. 2, 1999

Washington has given preliminary approval to a proposed Indian-owned gambling complex in upstate Sullivan County, which is something New York state most assuredly does not need. But wait: The news gets worse.

THE WAR ON BIG TOBACCO: IT WAS
         THE MONEY ALL ALONG - Jan 17, 1999
         By ERIC FETTMANN

CITY Council Speaker Peter Vallone wants to use part of New York's $25-billion share of the tobacco-settlement windfall to renovate old schools and build new ones. Mayor Giuliani says he favors a similar idea.

PUT THIS IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE
        IT, BILL - Jan. 21, 1999
        By STEVE DUNLEAVY

For Bill Clinton to sue a legal industry is a little like me suing the New York Transit Authority because their buses belch out more smoke than Chernobyl.

SPITZER'S DISAPPOINTING START - Jan. 24, 1999

Say this for Eliot Spitzer - New York's new attorney general certainly isn't wasting any time keeping his promises. Or, at least, the ones Spitzer made to the special-interest groups that endorsed him.

Earlier this month, Spitzer put out the word that he intends to join in the hot new trend of confiscating private wealth for the public treasury (see: tobacco companies) by filing suit against companies that manufacture handguns.

GOV TO OK MEASLY 2% OF THE
         SCHOOL BUCKS RUDY WANTS - Jan. 27, 1999
         By Gregg Birnbaum and Fredric U. Dicker and Tom Topousis.

Gov. Pataki fired another salvo in the school wars yesterday, turning thumbs down on Mayor Giuliani's demand for nearly $730 million in delinquent education payments from the state.

On another issue, Pataki proposed using New York's share of the tobacco settlement money over the next five years, about $5 billion, to reduce the state's long-term debt and pay for health-care initiatives. Pataki said 75 percent should go to trimming the debt and 25 percent to health care.

RUDY LAYS OUT BUDGET WITH
         $961M FOR HIS 5 FIELDS OF
         DREAMS - Jan 29, 1999
         By DAVID SEIFMAN

Mayor Giuliani, who has proposed building five different sports arenas in recent months, yesterday pulled the curtain on the potential cost to taxpayers: $961 million.

Giuliani was helped by the city's booming economy, which produced a $1.6 billion surplus, and by the $6.7 billion windfall that is the city's share of the statewide settlement with tobacco companies.

PREZ ROBBING N.Y. TO PAY FOR
        BUDGET GOODIES: GOV - Feb. 2, 1999
        By DEBORAH ORIN

WASHINGTON - Gov. Pataki's office yesterday fumed that President Clinton's 2000 budget tries to grab nearly $2 billion from New York state's share of the tobacco settlement - to use on federal spending.

LIQUOR GROUPS QUEASY
        OVER CALL FOR HEALTH
        WARNINGS ON ALCOHOL
        TV ADS - Feb. 9, 1999

ADVERTISING officials are steaming at a government proposal that beer and wine commercials be required to carry health warnings.

STAMPING OUT CIGARETTES - Feb. 9, 1999

The bowdlerizers at the U.S. Postal Service are up to their dirty deeds once again - or perhaps we should say, their sanitizing deeds.

STATES FUMING OVER FEDS'
        SMOKE $IGNALS ; U.S. EYEING
        TOBACCO CASH - February 14, 1999
        By MARILYN RAUBERPost Correspondent

WASHINGTON - States from New York to California yesterday hailed a $206 billion crackdown on cigarette makers - but Uncle Sam might try to grab some of the states' booty.

PARK WEST HS: 'PREP SCHOOL FOR
         PRISON' - March 28, 1999
         By MARIA ALVAREZ, SUSAN
            EDELMAN and FERNANDO COLON

Park West High is a school out of control - where sex, drugs and violence sabotage reading, writing and math.

In the boys' bathroom, students sat on sinks listening to music and smoking cigarettes.

SMOKING COPS CALL HIM 'FOUL AIR'
        JORDAN - May 8, 1999
        By EMILY LAMBERT and DAREH GREGORIAN

He took on Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone and Shaquille O'Neal en route to six NBA championships, but now Michael Jordan's facing his toughest foe yet - Mayor Giuliani's smoking police.

HIGH NOON FOR THE GUN LOBBY - May 19, 1999
        By JOHN PODHORETZ

THE gun issue, which has been an unambiguous winner for Republicans and conservatives over the past 30 years, may be on the verge of turning suddenly and viciously against the right - just as tobacco did in the mid 1990s.

The parallels are eerie.

CITY SHOWS OFF
         GIULIANI'S SKY 'BUNKER' - June 8, 1999
         By ROBERT HARDT Jr.

The Giuliani administration yesterday unveiled the city's new emergency operations center - a $13 million bunker in the sky - as one top official said the facility is getting a bum rap.

The center also has 11,000 gallons of water in storage, a smoking room for employees, showers, and a kitchen.

RUDY PAL TAKES HEAT FOR INMATE
        ANTI-STRESS PLAN - July 1, 1999
        By SUSAN RUBINOWITZ

A top city jail official close to Mayor Giuliani is in trouble for pushing a plan to provide inmates with "aerobic exercise and relaxation," anti-smoking and stress-reduction programs.

GORE POSES
         A REAL DILEMMA FOR HILLARY - July 15, 1999
         By DEBORAH ORIN

NOW here's a delicate little puzzle for Hillary Clinton: Does she really want to put her prestige on the line to campaign for Veep Al Gore in a messy New York presidential primary Gore could well lose?

Also, someone might want to ask the tobacco-hating Hillary - who banned smoking at the White House - how she feels about Gore's decision to hire Carter Eskew, the Big Tobacco image-maker whose pro-tobacco ads were denounced by her husband as "absolutely false."

NEW SMOKING LAWS MAY BE
        A REAL PAIN IN THE ASH - Sept. 15, 1999
        By DAVID SEIFMAN

It could be a lot tougher to grab a smoke in New York City, under sweeping new proposals that would ban smoking just about everywhere - including bars and private offices.

HIZZONER ISN'T HOT ON TOUGHER
        ANTI-SMOKING LAW - Sept. 18, 1999
        By DAVID SEIFMAN

SMOKING foes who are pressing the city to strengthen the 1995 Smoke-free Air Act are about to run into some major roadblocks.

THE WRONG WAY ON TOBACCO -Sept. 24, 1999

Lacking the courage to try and ban the sale of smoking products, the Clinton administration has launched an ill-conceived racketeering lawsuit against the entire tobacco industry. The Justice Department's $25-billion assault may score points on the Political Correctness front, but will do precious little that isn't already being accomplished on other fronts to attack the smoking habit.

THE GOVERNMENT'S TOBACCO
         FRAUDS - Oct. 3, 1999
         By GEORGE F. WILL

'SAY, sport, have you got a coffin nail on you?" asks a character in an O. Henry short story written in 1906. The New Dictionary of American Slang dates the phrase "coffin nail" from the late 19th century. Which fact indicates that the government, in its suit against the tobacco companies, is committing the sin - fraud - that it supposedly is suing about.

DEMS CHARGE GOP
        BUDGET RIP$ OFF N.Y. - Oct. 8, 1999
        By BRIAN BLOMQUIST

WASHINGTON - Republican spending plans in Congress will lead to cuts of more than $230 million for New York, including money that would have hired 1,062 new city cops, two Democratic lawmakers charged yesterday.

The two Democrats proposed that Congress raise tobacco taxes and "close corporate loopholes" to come up with the money to avoid the cuts.

EDITORIAL QUOTE - Oct. 30, 1999

"Noting that 'meat consumption is just as dangerous to public health as tobacco use,' the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has recommended that the Justice Department 'begin preparing a case against major meat producers and retailers.' Obviously, they haven't heard of the Atkins Diet."

- from the Nov. 1 issue of the Weekly Standard

MILKING THE TOBACCO CASH COW - Nov. 27, 1999

Hypocrisy, thy name is government. After all the sob stories about the need for tobacco companies to make good on the Medicaid money they've cost the 50 states, it turns out the politicians in those states are going to use the big bucks they've
garnered for -- you guessed it -- lots of other stuff!

ALBANY MULLS CIG-TAX HIKE
         TO HELP FUND HEALTH CARE - Dec. 2, 1999
        By FREDRIC U. DICKER

ALBANY - State officials are secretly considering a 25-cent-a-pack cigarette-tax hike to raise $250 million for expanded health-care coverage, The Post has learned.

MAPS PINPOINT AREA'S
         CANCER HOT SPOTS - December 10, 1999
         By ANDY GELLER

Staten Island has the highest lung-cancer rate in the five boroughs.

Dr. Frank Forte, a cancer specialist at Staten Island University Hospital, said one explanation is that the borough has a larger number of older people, who tend to smoke more.

N.Y. CIG TAX SOARING TO PAY FOR NEW
        HEALTH PLAN - Dec. 18, 1999
        By GREGG BIRNBAUM

New York will boost its tax on cigarettes to the highest in the nation and pump the extra $400 million into health care for 1 million uninsured residents, under a deal announced yesterday.

A MEDICAID TRAGEDY,
         REPEATED AS FARCE - Dec. 28, 1999

The measure extends health care to more than a million now-uninsured New Yorkers, including working folks whose employers don't pay for health insurance. Ostensibly, it's to be paid for from New York's share of the federal tobacco suit settlement, plus the proceeds from a new, 55-cent-per-pack tax on cigarettes.
 


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October 9, 1996
         Test Gives Puffers
        Lung Cancer Alert
         By COLETTE BOUCHEZ
            Daily News Medical Writer

Doctors at a New York hospital today will unveil a test that will let smokers determine if they are on the way to developing lung cancer.

November 10, 1996
         Hizzoner Has
       A Phew Stogies
         By BOB LIFF and JOEL SIEGEL
            Daily News Staff Writers

The smoke-filled back room is alive and well in City Hall. The back room is Mayor Giuliani's, and the smoke is coming from his cigars.

December 16, 1996
        Pataki Plan to Help
      Kids, Moms Butt Out
        THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gov. Pataki yesterday unveiled a $13 million campaign aimed at helping kids and pregnant women kick the smoking habit.

December 23, 1996
        Butt Out

The governor's wife, Libby, will appear in TV commercials urging parents to shop only at stores that do not sell cigarettes to children. The annual fee for shops that sell cigarettes will increase from $100 to $200 to help pay for the ads. That's money well
spent.

December 23, 1996
        'Casino' Chip Knocked
       Off Rudy's Shoulder
         By Sidney Zion

We live in interesting times when legitimate businessmen can run a gambling boat out of Brooklyn without paying tribute to Rudy Giuliani and the heirs of Carmine Lombardozzi.

Smoking! The hated fumes are permitted on two of the three decks aboard Liberty I, imagine it! Beyond the grasp of Rudy Giuliani and Peter Vallone. It there no limit to the 3-mile limit?

January 14, 1997
        Marlboro Man's
      Outta Shea Stadium
        By BOB LIFF
           Daily News Staff Writer

New York Mets officials said yesterday they plan to paint over the huge Marlboro cigarette ad that dominates the outfield scoreboard before the 1997 baseball season starts in April.

January 28, 1997
        N.Y. Sues Cig Bigs,
      Targets Research
        By VIRGINIA BREEN
           Daily News Staff Writer

New York State sued the nation's big six tobacco companies yesterday after failing to reach a multi-million-dollar settlement for
smoking-related health care costs borne by taxpayers.

February 5, 1997
        Push to Raise
      Cig-Sale Age to 21
        By MICHAEL FINNEGAN
           Daily News Albany Bureau

        ALBANY
Citing a growing danger of teen smoking, state Attorney General Dennis Vacco yesterday called for raising New York's legal age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21.

February 7, 1997
        Phil Mo Turns Back
      On McCall's Bid
        The ASSOCIATED PRESS

Philip Morris can reject New York Controller H. Carl McCall's attempts to prod the world's largest tobacco company to install anti-smoking initiatives for teens, federal regulators said.

February 28, 1997
        Photo Finish
      For Cigarette Sales
        THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Starting today, a new federal law requires anyone under age 27 to produce a photo I.D. before buying a pack of cigarettes.

March 1, 1997
        Smoking Rules

Beginning yesterday, retailers had to get a photo I.D. with proof of age from every customer younger than 27 wanting to buy cigarettes or smokeless tobacco. Cigars and pipe tobacco were excluded.

March 1, 1997
         No I.D.?
       No Problem . . .
         Underage smokers can easily
         buy cigs despite crackdown
         By JAMES RUTENBERG, MIGUEL GARCILAZO
            and JANE FURSE
            Daily News Staff Writers

Stores across the city were selling cigarettes to teens yesterday despite the new federal anti-smoking crackdown that requires minors to be carded.

Tuesday, April 1, 1997
         Yank Cig Ads,
       City Urged
         By DOUGLAS FEIDEN
            Daily News Staff Writer

Yankee Stadium should no longer be Marlboro country, an anti-smoking group argued yesterday.

Wednesday, April 2, 1997
        Cig Firm Targeted
       New York Jews
         By JERE HESTER
            Daily News Staff Writer

Tobacco company executives three decades ago discussed promoting cigarettes along ethnic lines — and targeted New York Jews as one of their biggest markets, it was revealed yesterday.

Monday, April 7, 1997
         Pols Seeking
       Cig Tax Hike
         Money to fund kids' health care
         By THOMAS GALVIN
            Daily News Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON - The Senate's version of the Odd Couple yesterday called for a hike in cigaret taxes to pay for kids' health care, but in Washington's anti-tax climate it's likely to go up in smoke.

April 22, 1997
        State to Indians:
      Show Us the Money

Indians who are attacking state troopers and blocking the long stretches of the Thruway upstate are not fighting to preserve American Indian rights. They're just trying to rip off state tax dollars. How noble.

Thursday, April 24, 1997
        Whole Pack of Busts
       In Cigarette Caper
        THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

New York and three other states yesterday announced a crackdown on cigarettete smuggling, which sends millions of dollars in tax income up in smoke.

Wednesday, April 30, 1997
         Seek Wider Ban
       On Cigarette Ads
         By DOUGLAS FEIDEN
         Daily News Staff Writer

Joe Camel would have to take a hike — at least 1,000 feet away from city schools and playgrounds — if a bill to be introduced in the City Council today becomes law.

Thursday, May 1, 1997
        Small Biz Fumes
      Over Council's Ad Ban
        By BOB LIFF
           Daily News Staff Writer

Small-business owners yesterday urged the City Council to reject a proposed ban on cigarette ads near city schools and gathering places for kids, arguing that the sweeping crackdown could snuff out their profits.

Sunday, May 4, 1997
         Defiant Tribes
         Seneca Nation, two other tribes
         refused to accept state tax deal
         By GENE MUSTAIN
            Daily News Staff Writer

The fires have stopped and traffic is moving again, but a bitter stand-off between the white man and the Seneca Indians of western New York rages on.

Monday, May 19, 1997
         Harding's a Liberal
       In Fat-Cat Clothing

An outsized man in a pinstripe suit, Ray Harding's very presence injures the image of a Liberal as a liberal. He smokes unfiltered Camels at an impressive pace.

Tuesday, May 20, 1997
         Smoker Sues TWA;
       Sez He Was Burned
         By SALVATORE ARENA
            Daily News Staff Writer

 Manhattan businessman has slapped TWA with a $6.5 million lawsuit saying he missed a farewell visit with his dying father in Israel when guards hauled him off a plane for complaining about a no-smoking rule.

Friday, May 23, 1997
        Pataki Yields
      To Indians on Taxes
        By STEPHEN McFARLAND
           Daily News Staff Writer

Gov. Pataki yesterday surrendered in his months-long tax war with the Indians, saying the state would no longer try to collect sales taxes on reservations.

Sunday, June 22, 1997
        No Sweat, Kids Puff
        By MICHAEL O. ALLEN
           Daily News Staff Writer

Teenagers were skeptical yesterday that any deal to snuff out Joe Camel ads or to ban vending machines would stop them from smoking.

Sunday, June 22, 1997
        Rules Ad-fect
      Madison Ave.
        THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sharp restraints on cigarette advertising will change the American marketing landscape, and could cost Madison Ave. millions.

Sunday, August 3, 1997
         State No Slacker
       In Bad Habits Poll
         By MARK MOONEY
            Daily News Staff Writer

New Yorkers love their couches. A new federal study indicates that more than one-third of New Yorkers NEVER exercise and the fatties are getting fatter.

In addition, they are smoking more than before.

Monday, August 4, 1997
        Smokers Getting
       Burned Again
        By Sidney Zion

First no winners in Giants Stadium, now no smoking in Giants Stadium. If you can't control the line of scrimmage, control the fans.

August 31, 1997
         Tobacco Road
       Has Two Sides
         By THOMAS GALVIN
            Daily News Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON - As Congress prepares for a historic debate about the future of the tobacco industry, members' experiences
shape opinions about the settlement.

Monday, November 24, 1997
         Today's London
       Looks a Lot Like
       1940s New York
         By Sidney Zion

LONDON - The way it is now in London and in all of the Empire is the way it used to be in New York and all of America: People want to smoke, they smoke.

Thursday, January 1, 1998
        Angry Patient
      Holds Guard Hostage
        By BILL EGBERT and BILL HUTCHINSON
           Daily News Staff Writers

A former patient enraged by doctors' orders to stop drinking and smoking got a gun and held a security guard hostage at Jamaica Hospital in Queens for more than two hours yesterday.

Sunday, January 4, 1998
         Puff Piece
         The rise and fall
         of public smoking

In this coldest season of the year, as smokers huddle around doors of New York City office buildings like refugees from all decent society, it's hard not to muse about how few places are left to light up.

Monday, January 5, 1998
         In the West,
       Bad Smoke Signals
         By Sidney Zion

The California Reichstag will have to top Hitler if its noble experiment to kill smoking is to succeed in the Golden State.

Tuesday, January 6, 1998
         Rudy May Veto
       Anti-Cig Ad Bill
         By MAUREEN FAN
            Daily News Staff Writer

Mayor Giuliani yesterday said he has left the door open to a possible veto of a tough City Council bill that would ban tobacco ads within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds and day care centers.

Thursday, March 12, 1998
         And He's Off

Forced by term limits to relinquish his Council seat after 25 years, Vallone should make a strong showing against his rivals for the Democratic nomination — former state officials James Larocca and Richard Kahan, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey Ross.

The speaker can point proudly to his efforts against the tobacco cartel and to curb kids smoking. They were well ahead of the national curve.

Monday, March 16, 1998
        2 Reject TV Puff Pieces
        Stations resisting cig lobby
        By PHYLLIS FURMAN
           Daily News Business Writer

A local ad blitz by Big Tobacco has sparked a firestorm as the city's top two TV stations said no to the high-powered campaign.

Friday, April 3, 1998
        Surge in Number
      Of Teens Who Puff
        By LAURA WILLIAMS and DAVID L. LEWIS
           Daily News Staff Writers

Tobacco is sucking in more high schoolers nationwide — with a stunning 42% saying they smoked cigarettes or cigars or chewed tobacco, a federal study said yesterday.

Thursday, April 9, 1998
         Kick Butt Sales
       To Kids - Vacco
         By BILL EGBERT
            Daily News Staff Writer

If you sell smokes to kids, you're out of luck for Lotto. That's the centerpiece of tough new laws state Attorney General Dennis Vacco is proposing to keep cigarettes away from New York kids.

Monday, April 27, 1998
        Teen Recruits
       To Track Cig Sales
        By BILL EGBERT
           Daily News Staff Writer

Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jules Polonetsky yesterday announced a five-month operation in which 100 city teenagers will be paid to hit up to 40 shops a day to catch merchants who sell cigarettes to kids.

Monday, May 11, 1998
         Tobacco Tyrants
       Suffer a Setback —
       Hey, It's a Start
         By Sidney Zion

In law, as in love, the surest way to know how far you've fallen is to see what picks you up. So: The phone rings at 7 the other
morning. "We won!" a voice shouts. The Rockland County Legislature rejected a complete ban on smoking in restaurants.

Thursday, June 4, 1998
        Smoked Out
      In Cig-Tax Scam
        By DAVE GOLDINER
           Daily News Staff Writer

A home computer and a printing press in the garage were all a Queens man needed to run a multi-million-dollar counterfeit operation in cigarette-tax stamps, authorities said yesterday.

Tuesday, June 23, 1998
         Lawsuit Raises Stink
       Over Cigar Smoking
         By SALVATORE ARENA
            Daily News Staff Writer

One of the city's biggest law firms has gone to court to clear up a dispute over secondhand smoke.

Thursday, October 29, 1998
        Vacco for Attorney General

The attorney general has not been perfect. His late entry into the tobacco talks — he once derided tobacco litigation as making no more sense that suing dairies over milk's health effects — could hurt New York in any final settlement.

Saturday, November 07, 1998
        Rudy Sez Butts Are Big Burn

Mayor Giuliani yesterday butted in on another quality-of-life issue — urging New Yorkers to throw some attitude at smokers who toss their cigarette butts on the street.

Wednesday, November 11, 1998
        Cig Bigs Eying Settlement
       To Reimburse States 200B
         By OWEN MORITZ
           Daily News Staff Writer

Negotiators for the tobacco industry and eight states — including New York — are putting what they hope are the final touches on a $200 billion deal that would reimburse the states for smoking-related Medicaid expenses and sharply restrict the marketing of cigarettes.

Friday, November 13, 1998
        Selling Cigs to Kids
       May Earn Butt-Kicking
        By MAUREEN FAN
           Daily News Staff Writer

The city wants to crack down on shops that sell cigarettes to minors. Merchants caught selling tobacco to teens twice in a year will automatically lose their tobacco licenses and face much steeper fines under a bill submitted to the City Council yesterday.

Saturday, November 14, 1998
         24B Cig Deal Eyed
       New York's share of settlement plan
         By TRACEY TULLY and KIMBERLY SCHAYE
            Daily News Albany Bureau

ALBANY - New York State would get $24 billion under a soon-to-be announced settlement with the country's major tobacco
companies, sources close to the talks said yesterday.

Sunday, November 15, 1998
        N.Y., 7 Other States
      Make $206B Cig Deal
        NEWS WIRES SERVICES

Big Tobacco and negotiators for eight states yesterday finalized a $206 billion proposal to cover smoking-related health claims in what could become the largest settlement of a civil lawsuit in the nation.

Sunday, November 15, 1998
         It's (Apartment)
       Hunting Season
         How to find a place quickly
         By LETA HERMAN
            Inman News Features

It's that time again — apartment hunting time, that is. I really tried to stay put for awhile, but this time I just had to move. My downstairs chain-smoking neighbor was smoking me out.

Wednesday, November 18, 1998
         24B Cig Windfall
       Sets Off Skirmish
         By TRACEY TULLY AND MAUREEN FAN
            Daily News Staff Writers

ALBANY - A tug-of-war has begun over how to spend the $24 billion earmarked for New York as part of a proposed settlement with the nation's cigarette makers.

Wednesday, November 18, 1998
         Mayor's Urged
       To Sue Gun Makers
         By FRANK LOMBARDI
            Daily News Staff Writer

Citing this week's settlement of tobacco lawsuits as precedent, a group of city legislators and gun-control advocates yesterday urged Mayor Giuliani to file a product-liability suit against gun manufacturers.

Wednesday, November 18, 1998
         College Cig Use Grows - Study

WASHINGTON - Cigarette smoking is on the rise among college students, jumping 28% in four years and prompting warnings that the nation may face more tobacco-caused disease.

Saturday, November 21, 1998
        46 States OK
      $206B Offer by Cig Firms
        By TRACEY TULLY
           Daily News Staff Writer

Forty-six states jumped aboard the $206 billion tobacco settlement yesterday, and cigarette makers said they would sign the biggest civil settlement in U.S. history on Monday.

"It is the most effective and far-reaching settlement that could be obtained," Attorney General Dennis Vacco said yesterday after adding New York to the list.

Tuesday, November 24, 1998
         Cig Bigs Hike Prices 45 Cents
         THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Smokers got a kick in the butts yesterday when the two largest tobacco companies raised wholesale cigarette prices by a record 45 cents a pack, the day the industry sealed a mammoth legal settlement with the states.

Thursday, November 26, 1998
        Smokers Not Thrilled
      To Cough Up More Cash
        By AUSTIN FENNER
           Daily News Staff Writer

Smokers are fuming over having to cough up extra cash for a pack of cigarettes.

Saturday, December 05, 1998
        How Bill Bradley
       Lands on the Issues

*Backed Family and Medical Leave Act, Megan's Law, legislation barring tobacco sales to children...

Sunday, December 06, 1998
         Talents Gone Up in Smoke
         Too bad there isn't something better to
         remember about Morris' bellboy ads

The first time Johnny Roventini strode through the lobby of the New Yorker Hotel yelling, "Call for Phil-lip Mor-res," he had no idea Philip Morris was a cigarette.

Wednesday, December 16, 1998
         Crime Drop in Subways
         Down 24% this year, NYPD says
         By JAMES RUTENBERG and JOHN MARZULLI
            Daily News Staff Writers

Officials yesterday credited the overall drop to efforts to bust those who commit minor offenses such as jumping turnstiles,
smoking on trains and urinating.

Monday, December 21, 1998
        Uninsured Put Hosps on Brink
        Brookdale & other city wards suffering
        By MARTY ROSEN
           Daily News Staff Writer

The hospital industry — led by a powerful New York City-based contingent — is looking to the state's share of the windfall from the recent tobacco lawsuit settlement for a fix to the problem.

Tuesday, January 05, 1999
        Gov Slices Big Apple

The national tobacco settlement provides states with damages related to their health-care costs. Of the $25 billion going to New York State over 25 years, counties outside the city will get 145% of their damages, the state will get 105%, but the city will get only 74% of its damages.

Tuesday, January 12, 1999
         No- Cig Eateries
       Faring Fine - Study

Critics of the city's Smoke-free Air Act were blowing smoke when they warned four years ago that nicotine-addicted diners would split for the cigarette-friendly suburbs, anti-smoking advocates say.

Tuesday, January 12, 1999
         Let Tobacco Bucks
       Aid Schools: Vallone

The city should use its tobacco-settlement billions to help rebuild and rehabilitate many of the city's crumbling schools, according to a proposal that City Council Speaker Peter Vallone will unveil tomorrow.

Thursday, January 14, 1999
        Spitzer Prepares
      Firearms Lawsuit
        By TRACEY TULLY
           Daily News Albany Bureau

ALBANY - Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is moving toward bringing the first-ever state lawsuit against gunmakers, a tactic that borrows from the success of recent legal tangos with big tobacco.

Saturday, January 23, 1999
        5 States Supply N.Y.
      Crime Guns, Trial Told
        By HELEN PETERSON
           Daily News Staff Writer

More than half of the handguns used in crimes committed in New York come from five Southern states, according to an
economist who testified yesterday in an unusual trial seeking to hold gunmakers liable for the criminal misuse of firearms.

Wednesday, January 27, 1999
         Gov Wants To Use Cig Deal
       To Whack State Debt
         By TRACEY TULLY
            Daily News Albany Bureau

ALBANY - Gov. Pataki pitched a plan yesterday to use three-quarters of the tobacco settlement to rein in the state's ballooning debt.

Thursday, January 28, 1999
         Rudy Unveils New Budget
         35.5B to fight guns, drugs, violence
         By BOB LIFF and DOUGLAS FEIDEN
            Daily News Staff Writers

Mayor Giuliani today will propose a "historic rebuilding" of the crumbling city schools — and a blizzard of anti-asthma and
anti-smoking programs — paid for by the $6.7 billion tobacco-settlement windfall.

Friday, January 29, 1999
        885M for Sports, Cops
        But library, arts funds cut
        By MAUREEN FAN, LISA REIN and MICHAEL FINNEGAN
           Daily News Staff Writers

Mayor Giuliani yesterday called for spending more than $885 million on sports stadiums and hiring 1,500 cops in a budget plan that would slash funds for libraries, the arts and after-school programs.

Giuliani's budget proposal was part of a four-year financial plan he released yesterday. It would funnel up to $2.5 billion that the city expects from the national tobacco settlement into school construction.

Friday, January 29, 1999
         $1.3M Cleared for Asthma Plan
         By MARTY ROSEN
            Daily News Staff Writer

Mayor Giuliani's spending plan sets aside almost $1.3 million for a pilot asthma-tracking system to guarantee care for children identified in a Daily News series about the city's asthma epidemic.

The budget also sets aside $60 million for a public-health campaign to combat asthma, smoking and cancer.

Tuesday, February 02, 1999
        A Drag on Today's Youth
        As a new generation lights up, opponents
        air dangers of teen smoke screen
        By ROBERTA ZIEGEL

Alexis walked into one of the 15,000 licensed tobacco outlets in the city to buy a pack of Newports, a big favorite with teenagers. Alexis is 16. The store owner behind the counter sold them to her, no questions asked.

Friday, February 19, 1999
         Budget Battle Begins
         Spending pleas honed
         By RALPH R. ORTEGA
            Daily News Staff Writer

Despite Giuliani's proposals to fund education initiatives, anti-smoking programs, Medicaid, and the accelerated hiring of 1,589 new cops by six months, Ferrer called the mayor's budget misguided.

Tuesday, February 23, 1999
        Gulotta Upbeat in Speech
       State of the County address
        By ROBERT GEARTY
           Daily News Staff Writer

Gulotta cited no specifics of what the plan would entail, but this month his budget director mentioned a couple of possibilities:
 raising taxes on items such as cigarettes and hiking user fees.

Wednesday, April 21, 1999
          Albany's 'Foul 14'

With the state budget three weeks late, 14 Democratic legislators are suing Gov. Pataki over the law that defers their paychecks if they don't pass a budget on time. They should hang their heads in shame.

For the record, here are the Foul Fourteen who want to be paid, but don't want to work:

Assembly members Gottfried and Alexander Grannis of Manhattan; Assembly members *Lena Cymbrowitz, James Brennan, Rhoda Jacobs, Felix Ortiz and Albert Vann of Brooklyn; Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz of the Bronx; Assembly members Michael Cohen and Barbara Clark of Queens; Assemblyman David Gantt of Rochester, and state Sens. Thomas Duane of Manhattan, Velmanette Montgomery of Brooklyn and Efrain Gonzalez of the Bronx.

*C.L.A.S.H. Note:  Ms. Cymbrowitz had been ill with cancer but had not informed anyone of her illness.  She has since passed away.

Thursday, June 03, 1999
        Smoking Lamp Is Still Lit
       In Cheery London
        By Sidney Zion

Culture shock for Yanks in London: The ashtray. It sits on side-by-side tables in crowded restaurants, in busy offices and in homes, eagerly awaiting the neat tap and final crunch of cigarettes and cigars and the fine residue of old pipes.

Tuesday, June 08, 1999
         Reid, Brady Smoke
       Field Side-by-Side
         By EDDIE COYLE
            Special to The News

Justin Reid, 29, and Peter Brady, 27, hit the finish line in a tie for first at the coed Mothers & Daughters 5K Against Teen Smoking in Central Park Sunday.

Thursday, June 10, 1999
         Tobacco Fund Fight

ALBANY — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said yesterday he wants to use 90% of tobacco settlement funds to offer health coverage to 300,000 uninsured New York adults.

Tuesday, June 15, 1999

"There's something wrong with our criminal justice system," Rosedaler Farley O'Fink was telling Mighty.

"What'd you get caught doin' now, Farley?"

"I was enjoying a cigarette at the Jamaica LIRR station, when an LIRR cop noticed me."

Friday, July 09, 1999
        A Tough Town for Children
        BY JOANNE WASSERMAN
           Daily News Staff Writer

The lives of American children have improved in recent years, a government report found, but New York City kids still have a long way to go.

A federal report released yesterday showed that fewer children are smoking, having babies, committing crimes and becoming
crime victims.

Friday, July 16, 1999
        City Loses Tobacco
       Settlement Ruling
        By SALVATORE ARENA
           Daily News Staff Writer

City Hall lost another round yesterday in its battle with the state over how to divvy up more than $25 billion from a national settlement with the tobacco industry.

Sunday, July 18, 1999
        Exercising & Smog
      An Unhealthy Mix
        By Dr. ROCK POSITANO
           Special to The News

Jogging or biking on the Big Apple's busy streets is a great way to keep fit, right? Wrong. Although exercise is good, the carbon monoxide and ozone-laden air of the city can cancel out the positive effects and actually put you at serious risk.

Wednesday, July 21, 1999
         Prison Smoking Ban
       Set for 2001

An era in New York's prisons will end on New Year's Day 2001, when smoking is banned inside state prisons. The ban will apply to all 70,000 inmates, as well as about 30,000 state prison employees, Correction Commissioner Glenn Goord said. He estimated the inmates smoke more than 73 million cigarettes a year.

Tuesday, August 17, 1999
         City OKs Cig Deal Share
         Issuing bonds to reap bigger returns
         By JUDITH SCHOOLMAN
            Daily News Business Writer

New York City helped move the country one step closer to unlocking the $206 billion settlement with Big Tobacco by deciding not to fight the state for a bigger slice of its share of the pie.

Wednesday, October 13, 1999
         Track Sponsors
       Go Up in Smoke
         By RICHARD HUFF
            Daily News Staff Writer

The impact of the government's deal with tobacco manufacturers will be felt at short tracks around the country next season when R.J. Reynolds withdraws its funding of the Winston Racing Series.

The company currently pays out about $1.4 million annually to fund the series, which is divided among national and regional
champions, with a small portion going to help fund points monies for local tracks such as Flemington (N.J.) Speedway and
Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway.

Wednesday, October 20, 1999
         Bar Code: ID Scanners
       Get a Boost

ALBANY - The bill signed yesterday aims to drive down teen drinking and smoking by boosting the prevalence of high-tech scanners capable of spotting altered or fraudulent identification. Bar and store owners who can prove they use scanners before selling cigarettes and alcohol can win a break from the state if they're caught serving underage customers.

Tuesday, October 26, 1999
         Rudy's Record Isn't Right
         By Sidney Zion

Rudy is pro-choice, for gay rights unto domestic marriage, for immigration and against smoking, drinking and the gun lobby. He is for capital punishment, but so is Hillary, and both in their way support tort reform against the bad-doctors lobby. If this ain't
Tweedledum and Tweedledee, what is it?

Wednesday, November 03, 1999
         Council Burned Up by Reports
       Of Beer, Cig Sales to Minors
         By FRANK LOMBARDI
            Daily News Staff Writer

Fueled by a new investigation of cigarette sales to minors, the City Council is readying a "two-strikes-and-you're-out" law that will cost offending merchants their licenses to sell tobacco after two convictions.

Thursday, November 11, 1999
         Spano Budget Eyes Bonds
         By JIM FITZGERALD

Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano proposed a year 2000 budget yesterday that would add $46 million in spending but cut property taxes by 1.7%.

The budget — and probably the tax cut — are dependent on a plan under which Westchester would use bonds to get early
access to $100 million in promised tobacco settlement funds it would not otherwise see until 2011.

Wednesday, November 17, 1999
         Snuff Out Cig Sales to Teens
         By JULES POLONETSKY

On Sept. 26, 15-year-old Jonathan walked into a grocery store in Brooklyn and asked for a pack of Marlboros. The grocery store clerk took Jonathan's money and handed over the cigarettes, not bothering to ask the teen for identification or proof of age.

Friday, November 26, 1999
          Tobacco Windfall
        Fizzling a Bit
          THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Under a little-noticed "volume adjustment" provision of the $206 billion deal, states, including New York, stand to come out with less money as tobacco shipments and sales decline.

Saturday, December 18, 1999
        Cig Tax to Buy Care
        55-cent hike is part of 2.9B landmark plan
        By TRACEY TULLY
           Daily News Staff Writer

ALBANY - Cigarette prices will soar 55 cents a pack and more New Yorkers will qualify for free or reduced-rate health
insurance under a sweeping agreement unveiled yesterday.

Wednesday, December 22, 1999
         New Health Plan's
       A Big Risk
         By JOHN J. FASO

Sure, the new health care plan unveiled Friday includes some popular features and has lofty goals. But it also will raise taxes. It
will drive workers out of employer-sponsored health insurance into the state-subsidized plan it creates.

And it will produce expanded opportunities for trade in black-market cigarettes.
 
 

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Court T.V. - May 11, 1996
         N.Y. Smoking Complaint

A cigar-smoking New York City lawyer has filed a complaint challenging the City's new anti-smoking law, as it applies to cigars. The lawyer argues that there is no basis for assuming that studies showing harmful effects of second-hand cigarette smoke hold true for cigar smoke. He also challenges the constitutionality of the new law, and states, "Prior to January 1, 1995, a number of desirable women enjoyed the company of their cigar smoking male companions and understood the enhancing qualities of maleness."

The Business Record - March 1, 1997
         Lawsuits by NewYork,
       Counties Try to Smoke
       Out Tobacco Firms
         by J.B. McCampbell

Oneida County, one of the first of New York's 62 counties to sue the tobacco industry, hopes to poise itself for a big payday. So does New York state government, which has filed its own lawsuit against the nation's largest tobacco companies. But like most hard-fought litigation, it will likely take years before the smoke clears and an eventual victor is declared.

New York State Violates 200 Year Old Treaty
         Via Workers World News Service
         Reprinted from the Apr. 24, 1997 issue of Workers World newspaper

In solidarity with Native nations, hundreds of demonstrators from western New York and other regions gathered at the Cattaraugus Seneca Reservation April 13 to demand that New York state stop its threats and blockades against Indian people.

The Post-Standard - June 26, 1997
         INDIAN TAX ISSUE LEFT TO COURT OF APPEALS
         Erik Kriss - Albany Bureau

The justice says it's up to the state's highest court to decide whether the governor must try to collect taxes on Indian reservation sales.

Plainview/Old Bethpage Herald - Dec. 26, 1997
         Jacobs: Smoking Ban a 'Step in the
       Right Direction'

Restaurant patrons and others will now be more protected from the effects of second-hand smoke thanks to an ordinance passed unanimously by the Nassau County Legislature with support from Legislator Judy Jacobs.

Fairfield Weekly - 1998
         Local Limits on Tobacco
     Stefanie Ramp

The tobacco puritans have infiltrated Connecticut and New York, leaving a trail of exasperated smokers in their wake.

CS News - May 5, 1998
         N.Y. State, Retailers Reach Agreement

New York State reportedly reached agreements with five major retailers, including two convenience store operators, aimed at preventing cigarette sales to youths. The agreements include spending over $500,000 on educational campaigns, according to a Reuters report.

CNN Interactive - May 13, 1998
         New York cabbies stage
       boycott over tougher rules

NEW YORK (CNN) -- The city's yellow taxis were noticeably absent from many otherwise busy cab stands Wednesday, as most drivers appeared to follow a call for a 24-hour work boycott to protest tougher rules for taxi drivers supported by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

About.com - June 23, 1998
         Suffolk Smokeout

Last week, the Suffolk County legislature voted to ban smoking in all restaurants in Suffolk County beginning on July 1. The measure divided many in the county and will likely be debated by Long Islanders for some time to come.

About.com - July 7, 1998
         Under-Age Smoking In New York City

If you have read the latest news headlines, they are all screaming about under-age smoking and the illegal sale of tobacco to minors by store owners in New York City.Our honorable Mayor has promised a full scale attack to bring local store owners into compliance with local tobacco laws enacted in 1993. All city stores are required to post signs stating that is illegal to sell tobacco products to minors under the age of 18 and store clerks are supposed to check the IDs of patrons under 25 purchasing tobacco. In reality only the signs are posted but hardly anyone checks for proper ID and all any city kid needs to buy cigarettes is cash.

Richmond Times-Dispatch - July 18, 1998
        Court rules against a million smokers / Case in
       New York focused on addiction
        The Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A New York state appeals court has dismissed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of more than a million smokers.

FDA Talk Papers - Oct. 2, 1998
         FDA PARTNERS WITH NEW YORK
         TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM TOBACCO

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has contracted with the New York Department of Health to enforce FDA's new regulation that prohibits retailers from selling cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to children under 18.

The Village Voice - Week of Oct. 21, 1998
         Pataki's Favorite Conservatives
         by Wayne Barrett

Mike Long spends six days a week behind the counter of his family liquor store on 5th Avenue in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. The Conservative Party he's built into a statewide force is headquartered around the corner on 78th Street.

Long is a member of the National Smokers Alliance, and his party vigorously opposes smoking restrictions and hikes in cigarette taxes. In addition, dozens of tobacco distributors have donated tens of thousands to the party.

Syracuse Online - Oct. 26, 1998
         Snuffing Out Teen Smoking
         By Michelle Breidenbach

A crackdown catches 19 Onondaga County vendors selling tobacco to minors.

Canoe - Dec. 14, 1998
         Lung cancer kills New York women at
       a rate higher than 20 years ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Lung cancer among New York state women has jumped 40 percent in the last 20 years, an increase some health department officials are attributing to the legions of women who took up smoking during World War II.

Fox Market Wire - April 28, 1999
        Cigarettes Join Guns and Tear Gas
      As Products 'New York Times' Won't Advertise

NEW YORK — The New York Times plans to ban advertisements for cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products in its pages effective Saturday.

CNN - May 31, 1999
         At U.N., tobacco ban
       goes up in smoke

CNN's Richard Roth reports that U.N. diplomats enjoy immunity from no-smoking rules

Smokefreewomen-kids.org - June 6, 1999
         Mother/Daughter Anti-Tobacco Race Steps-Out to Successful Debut

Oh what a beautiful morning!   1,000 participants gathered in New York City's Central Park on Sunday morning, June 6th for the running of the first ever National Council on Women's Health MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS RACE AGAINST TEEN SMOKING.

        The Village Voice - Week of June 30, 1999
        Capitol Hill Buttheads
        (No Article Link - Entire Story Below)

If you're having trouble finding cheap cigarettes, you might try the Senate or House snack bars. Members of Congress and Hill insiders can buy their smokes there without paying the District of Columbia's high cigarette or sales tax. Best Buy: The Senate sells a carton for $22.90—$10.40 less than the closest drugstore.

The Village Voice - Week of Sept. 8, 1999
          Body Politics
          Trader Turned Activist Blasts Second-Hand Smoke
          Nailing Coffin Nails
          by Sharon Lerner

Joe Cherner may soon be looking for a job. It’s not because he needs the money; the 41-year-old did so well on Wall Street in the 1980s that he never has to work again. It’s just that Cherner, the city’s foremost unpaid antitobacco activist, thinks he will soon finish the work he set out to do.

Syracuse Online - Oct. 6, 1999
        Math teacher faces discipline
        By Edwin Acevedo

Liverpool school board will file charges vs. teacher who sued smoking student.

New York Teacher - November 3, 1999
         FNHP eyes uses for share of tobacco suit: State's Health Care
       Reform Act could be bolstered

Health professionals in the statewide union are making a case that some of the state's $25 billion tobacco settlement money should be used to renew and expand the state's Health Care Reform Act, which expires Dec. 31 if the Legislature does not vote to re-enact it.
 
 

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