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The New York State Department of Health announced that the number of children who smoke tobacco has hit an all time low.

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A measure to ban flavored e-cigarettes in Connecticut failed Tuesday and health advocates said they are not disappointed.

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Some cities and states are banning flavored tobacco products — like those commonly found in e-cigarettes. A new study from the Yale School of Public Health finds that could have an unwanted effect — it could push kids toward traditional cigarettes.

Bill Would Raise Legal Smoking Age to 25

Oct 5, 2020
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A new bill in Suffolk County proposes to raise the smoking age to 25. County Legislator Samuel Gonzalez is a former smoker and sponsor of the bill.

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In Connecticut the minimum wage has increased from $10.10 an hour to $11 an hour. That’s one of several new laws that took effect in the state Tuesday.