This morning we’re airing an interview with John Mills, president of Paul Smiths College, about his move to ban all tobacco products on campus by August 2014.
Paul Smiths has a reputation for attracting future timber and forest product workers...
Aug 27, 2004 — Women's groups are trying to convince doctors to ban magazines with cigarette advertisements from their waiting rooms. They say it sends the wrong message to teens and young women. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 19, 2004 — Proponents of easing the state's strict anti-smoking laws say allowing air filtration machines in bars and restaurants could create a compromise between smokers and non-smokers who worry about health dangers. Anti-smoking groups say the devices don't work and create a false sense of safety. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2003 — St. Regis Mohawk tribal chiefs have postponed a referendum on whether the tribe should enter into a tax agreement with New York State on tobacco and gas. The decision comes after the state postponed a plan to tax non-natives who buy cigarettes and gas on reservations. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Nov 26, 2003 — Controversy over New York's sweeping smoking ban continues, as anti- and pro-smoking groups argue over how local health departments should grant waivers to the four-month old law. Go to full article
Nov 07, 2003 — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is taking its approach to the state's taxation plan to the people. Tribal members will vote in a referendum on the issue November 29th, two days before the tax plan is to take effect. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Oct 17, 2003 — Since the state's new smoking ban took effect this summer, a number of formal complaints of bars and restaurants violating the law have been filed in the North Country. Chris Knight found a few complaints were made in the Adirondack region, but no violations have been issued. Go to full article
Sep 22, 2003 — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe last week lashed out against the state's plan to collect cigarette and gas taxes on reservations. Earlier this month, the state taxation department released a plan to tax non-native purchases at native-owned gas and tobacco shops. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Sep 17, 2003 — The New York State Senate did not make any changes to New York's 8-week-old smoking ban when it held a special session on Tuesday, but that did not stop pro and con demonstrators from coming to the Capitol to air their views on the new smoking law. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Aug 05, 2003 — St. Lawrence County legislators yesterday passed a toned-down version of an anti-smoking policy on county property. A law that would make smoking on county grounds a crime was returned to committee. But the law's supporters deleted a controversial clause that would have prohibited people from smoking in their own cars on county property. As David Sommerstein reports, both proposals build on new statewide protections for non-smokers that took effect last month. Go to full article
Jul 10, 2003 — New York has missed the July 1 deadline to require the sale of fire safe cigarettes. Governor Pataki's Department of State says formulating the new rules is taking longer than expected. Critics say they are tired of excuses and want to see the law carried out. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article