2008 News Coverage

December 26, 2008
Long Island Business News - Meet the Tobacco Action Coalition

December 21, 2008
Daily News - Cigs, booze and ponies may help close gap

December 16, 2008
Associated Press - New York governor signs Indian cigarette tax bill

December 10, 2008
Associated Press - NYC American Lung Association supports Pickens Plan

November 25, 2008
New York Post - The Empire State's Indian Idiocy

November 16, 2008
Catskill Daily Mail - Seals of approval: Depending on how you count, this is the 100th anniversary of Christmas Seals

November 13, 2008
Crain's Insider - Tobacco Tax Ticker

November 13, 2008
Auburn Citizen - "Tax ticker" tallies impact of uncollected sales taxes

November 12, 2008
North Country Gazette - Groups Urge NY to Tax Indian Cigarette Sales

November 12, 2008
Journal News - Idling cars not allowed in Westchester

October 24, 2008
Newsday - Mercedes Benz's cleaner diesels impressive

October 17, 2008
Messenger Post - Monroe County optimistic about flu vaccine

October 16, 2008
Buffalo News - Smoking ban in parks will benefit everyone

October 8, 2008
Journal News - County idling law provides exemption for emergency workers

September 30, 2008
Southampton Press - Immunizations in anticipation of flu season

September 24, 2008
Messenger Post - Online flu shot locator available

September 20, 2008
R News - Stokoe Farms Helps Lung Association

September 12, 2008
R News - Managing Your Child's Asthma at School

September 11, 2008
Albany Times Union - Cigarette sales still in attendance at RPI

September 9. 2008
Poughkeepsie Journal - Report: Smoking still prevalent at colleges

September 9, 2008
Journal News - Few colleges in N.Y. are smoke-free, study shows

September 9, 2008
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin - Few N.Y. colleges have 'curb to curb' non-smoking policies

September 9, 2008
Elmira Star Gazette - Most colleges aren't smoke-free

September 6, 2008
Syracuse Post-Standard - Your Rx now includes flu shot

August 19, 2008
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Pittsford girl, 8, manages asthma, fundraising

August 16, 2008
Messenger Post - Cigarette tax forces some to cut back

August 5, 2008
Albany Times Union - Action sought on 2006 emissions law

August 4, 2008
Newsday - Call to move on with state's diesel conversion law

August 2, 2008
Glens Falls Post Star - Tobacco Legislation

July 31, 2008
Metroland - Burning Issue

July 24, 2008
Utica Observer Dispatch - Proposed burn ban good for New Yorkers

July 23, 2008
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Cigarette use now banned in college dorms

July 22, 2008
Ithaca Journal - Ban outdoor burning

July 21, 2008

Syracuse Post-Standard - Ban on backyard burning needed to clear state's air

July 18, 2008
Queens Courier - Dorms go smoke free in New York

July 17, 2008

Albany Times Union - Ban on open burning would benefit everyone

July 16, 2008
Queens Courier - Tax thwarts teens

Syracuse Post-Standard - Town of Cicero Must Act on Plan to Ban Public Smoking

July 14, 2008
Utica Observer Dispatch - Farmers oppose open-burn law proposal

July 10, 2008
NY1 - High Cost Of Cigarettes Driving More New Yorkers To Quit

July 3, 2008
Journal News - Leaf-blower bans aid air quality

June 27, 2008
WNED - Teenage Smoking Down in New York State

June 26, 2008
Capital News 9 - Smoking down among high school students

June 23, 2008
Hudson Valley Business Journal - Saving Lives One Step at a Time

June 19, 2008
Ithaca Journal - State Senate passes bill banning smoking in dorm rooms

June 15, 2008
Utica Observer Dispatch - Is your Dad a quitter? Celebrate that today
Schenectady Daily Gazette - Celebrate another Father's Day and quit smoking

June 14, 2008

Ithaca Journal - Everyone loves a quitter 

June 11, 2008
Queens Courier - Heat wave stifles Queens

June 6, 2008
Watertown Daily Times - Smoking ban gets backing of group

June 4, 2008
Messenger Post - Taxing situation for NY smokers

June 4, 2008
Journal News - State's goal: Pay more, smoke less

June 4, 2008
Oneonta Daily Star - Local smokers blast cost increase

June 4, 2008
North Country Gazette - NYACS: Cigarette Tax Will Boost Tax Evasion Epidemic

June 4, 2008
Mid-Hudson News - Increased tobacco tax kicks in; anti-smoking groups say "quit"

June 4, 2008
Empire State News - Tobacco tax increase takes effect

June 3, 2008
Public News Service - NY Cigarette Tax Increase Takes Effect Today

June 3, 2008
Times Herald-Record - State's new tax on cigarettes kicks in now

May 14, 2008
Columbia County Independent - What's that smell? State moves to ban burning trash in backyard barrels

May 11, 2008
Buffalo News - Air quality improves slightly in region

May 5, 2008
WENY - State of the Air in Chemung County

May 5, 2008
Journal News - A haunting decision

May 3, 2008
Kingston Daily Freeman - Ulster County's air quality among best in nation; Dutchess lags

May 3, 2008
Poughkeepsie Journal - Report: Dutchess, Ulster score high on air quality

May 2, 2008
Newsday - Breathe Easier

May 1, 2008
Rochester Business Journal - County gets mixed marks for air

May 1, 2008
Rome Sentinel - Breath of fresh air for region

May 1, 2008
WXXI - Rochester Air Quality Improves, Not Perfect

May 1, 2008
Channel 12 (LI) - Report: Suffolk flunks when it comes to air quality

May 1, 2008
News Channel 10 - Air Report Release

May 1, 2008
New York Sun - Air Quality In New York 'Dangerous'

May 1, 2008
Albany Times Union - A breath of fresh air for region

May 1, 2008
Times Herald-Record - Hudson Valley's breathing easier, lung group says

May 1, 2008
Journal News - Westchester gets an F for air quality; Putnam a D

May 1, 2008
Utica Observer-Dispatch - Area receives top grade for clean air

May 1, 2008
Newsday - Breathin' uneasy on LI

May 1, 2008
Democrat and Chronicle - Air quality in Monroe mixed

May 1, 2008
Schenectady Daily Gazette - Capital Region's air cleaner, group reports

May 1, 2008
Syracuse Post-Standard - Lung Association likes Onondaga County air

April 17, 2008
Syracuse Post-Standard - Biofuel credit to help next time fuel bills roll around

Niagara Gazette - Tobacco tax a win, win, win


April 10, 2008
New York Daily News - Puff, just like that, cigar tax break is gone

April 8, 2008
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin - Health Department focuses on improving health of New Yorkers

April 4, 2008
Kingston Daily Freeman - Hot air? Air quality change one of classification

April 1, 2008
WHEC-TV - State wants to double sales tax on cigarettes to balance budget

March 26, 2008
Suffolk Life -EPA Tightens National Ozone Standards

March 17, 2008
Newsday - "Raise New York tax on cigarettes"

March 10, 2008
Legislative Gazette - "Health groups want cigarette tax doubled"

March 6, 2008
Capital News 9 - Cigarette tax up in smoke

March 6, 2008
Journal News, Poughkeepsie Journal, Binghamton Press and Sun, and the Elmira Star Gazette - "Health advocates urge doubling cigarette tax"

March 5, 2008
Albany Times Union - Lung group to sponsor tower race

February 25, 2008
Journal News - More action needed against smoking
Ithaca Journal - Tobacco kills

February 21, 2008
Poughkeepsie Journal - Smoking ban for town parks is tabled

Buffalo News - Budwey's is second local chain to pull tobacco from shelves

February 18, 2008
Poughkeepsie Journal - Town must act on plan to ban public smoking

February 14, 2008 
Syracuse Post-Standard - WHO report offers evidence to support a cigarette tax hike

Schenectady Daily Gazette - New York should raise cigarette tax to reduce smoking 

February 10, 2008
Albany Times Union - Alternatives exist in Capital Region for producing energy and clean air

January 28, 2008
Troy Record - Smoking ban in cars backed downstate

January 18, 2008

Rochester Business Journal - Wegmans' decision protects public health

January 17, 2008
Plattsburgh Press Republican - Lung Association gives state an average grade for cigarette excise tax

January 13, 2008
Buffalo News - Hoyt seeks tobacco ban for drug stores

January 11, 2008
Schenectady Daily Gazette - Tobacco foes push increased tax on cigarettes

January 10, 2008
Albany Times Union - State ranks second for anti-smoking efforts

January 10, 2008
Newsday - Paying More to Pay Less at the Pumps

January 5, 2008
Syracuse Post-Standard - Wegman's to Stop Selling Tobacco