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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES MERRICK RESIDENT ON APPOINTMENT TO STATE TOBACCO USE PREVENTION AND CONTROL ADVISORY BOARD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Merrick resident Marc Hamroff on being appointed to the New York State Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board. Mr. Hamroff was appointed to the Advisory Board by Senate Majority Coalition Leader Dean Skelos at the recommendation of Senator Fuschillo.

     The New York State Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board’s role is to advise the State Commissioner of Health on tobacco use prevention and control issues, including methods to prevent and reduce tobacco use in the state.

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SENATE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN ENFORCEMENT OF CIGARETTE SHIPPING LAW

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate gave final legislative passage to legislation he sponsored to strengthen enforcement of New York State’s law against shipping cigarettes. The legislation would close a loophole in the current law which could allow individuals caught illegally shipping cigarettes through a law enforcement “sting” operation to avoid legal penalties. 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & TOBACCO ACTION COALITION OF LONG ISLAND CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EXPANDED CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island today celebrated the 10th anniversary of New York State’s expanded Clean Indoor Air Act. Senator Fuschillo authored the law to help protect individuals from the dangers of secondhand smoke. 

     “New York State’s expanded Clean Indoor Air Act was enacted to save lives and protect individuals from the dangers of secondhand smoke. As we have seen over the last 10 years, the law is working. Public health has improved, public support for the law continues to be strong, and New Yorkers are safer from the harmful effects of secondhand-smoke,” said Senator Fuschillo.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO STRENGTHEN ENFORCEMENT OF CIGARETTE SHIPPING LAW

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he sponsored to strengthen enforcement of New York State’s law against shipping cigarettes has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law closes a loophole which allowed individuals caught illegally shipping cigarettes through a law enforcement “sting” operation to escape prosecution.

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