Daily Archives: June 22, 2010

Regulation of Smoking in Public Housing

Although the hazards of exposure to tobacco smoke are well established, and laws mandating smoke-free indoor air are widespread, private homes have long been considered spaces beyond the legitimate reach of regulation. Reflecting this view, the federal government has not required public-housing units to be smoke-free. Historically, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has maintained that although local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) may opt to ban smoking, they are not required to do so.

Ban on Deceptive Cigarette Labels Takes Effect Today

Washington, D.C. - On June 22, the first anniversary of the law granting the Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco Marlboro new nameproducts, one of the most significant provisions of the law will take effect: A ban on the use of the deceptive terms “light,” “mild” and “low” tar in the marketing and sale of cigarettes.

Legislature approves cigarette tax increase

ALBANY — Cigarette taxes imposed in New York will become the nation’s highest under a measure approved Monday by the state cigarettes saleLegislature, and the state will end two decades of debate by requiring the collection of taxes on cigarette sales by Indian retailers.