Smoking

Buying Cigarettes In NYC? That’ll Be $13, Please.

Aug 10, 2017
Bobby Caina Calvan / AP

The minimum price for a pack of cigarettes in New York City is about to jump to $13 as a part of a series of legislation aimed to reduce smoking.

The New York City Council passed seven bills that include the 25 percent price hike on cigarettes and a 10 percent tax on all other tobacco products.

They also ban e-cigarettes from areas with smoking bans and further regulate cigarette retailers.

Mayor Bill de Blasio supports the bills but has not announced when he will sign them.

Sue Ogrocki / AP

The American Cancer Society says Connecticut is one of two states that has not provided funding for tobacco prevention from money received from a 1990s settlement between the tobacco industry and 46 states.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Connecticut lawmakers have to make state law comply with a recent Food and Drug Administration ruling on e-cigarettes.

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