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07.11.12 Bucky Turco

Back in December of 2010, a federal judge ruled that the City of New York can’t force store owners who sell cigarettes to post obnoxiously gross anti-smoking posters. Undeterred, Mayor Bloomberg tried to appeal the decision and lost. I never thought I’d say this, but thanks again for protecting our rights big tobacco! […]

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03.02.12 Bucky Turco

No amount of graphic ads, bans, or other intrusive tactics by the city have been able to curb the number of Asians lighting up reports the New York Times. They represent the only demographic that hasn’t seen a marked decrease in smoking rates and experts say that’s because it’s still a widely accepted part of […]

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05.25.11 Bucky Turco

CNN correspondent Randi Kaye delivered a sycophantic monologue on Tuesday in support of Mayor Bloomberg’s ridiculous new smoking ban: […]

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05.23.11 Bucky Turco

The Rapture may have come and gone, but starting today, Armageddeon is being waged on smokers within the city’s pedestrian plazas, parks and beaches as Mayor Bloomberg’s severe new law takes effect. Since the NYPD won’t be enforcing the measure and there’s a shortage of Parks officers to issue the $50 fine, New Yorkers are […]

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05.12.11 Bucky Turco

Like smoking. Lawmakers in Iraq are proposing legislation that would overhaul the war-ravaged nation’s tobacco industry and basically make it a lot like New York City under Mayor Bloomberg. The New York Times summarizes some of the new changes being proposed that are sure to make life better for Iraqis. […]

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02.02.11 Bucky Turco

The multicultural City Council, with the urging of Mike Bloomberg, a Jewish mayor, is adopting Nazi legislation and basically outlawing public smoking in a vote that’s expected to pass this afternoon. The law will prohibit people from lighting up at parks, pedestrian plazas, beaches and even on Coney Island’s storied boardwalks. But don’t despair too […]

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01.06.11 Bucky Turco

Officials from Great Neck Village, a tiny town on the North Shore of Long Island where it’s already illegal to smoke cigarettes in public parks, voted to ban smoking on sidewalks in front of commercial businesses now too. Anyone caught violating the law faces a $1,000 penalty or 15 days in jail, however, enforcement could […]

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12.30.10 Bucky Turco

Consumers in NYC will once again be able to buy stuff, cigarettes included, without having to see rotting body parts. Ruling on a lawsuit filed by retailers and three of the country’s biggest cigarette kingpins, a federal judge said the city went too far by imposing its grisly anti-smoking ads on store owners, only the […]

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10.28.10 Bucky Turco

According to NYC’s health department, there’s been a significant reduction in deaths by tobacco. Just look at these impressive numbers. Last year, 7,200 people died from smoking-related illnesses compared to 8,700 in 2002, the year that Mayor Bloomberg kicked off the start of his aggressive anti-smoking campaign. They cite the city’s graphic ads and the […]

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05.13.10 Bucky Turco

Soon, smokers (and regular consumers) in Massachusetts will be subjected to gross, prominently displayed anti-smoking posters in places that sell cigarettes, just like in NYC, which is where politicians say they got the idea. […]

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