smoking http://news.wbfo.org en State spending less on smoking cessation programs http://news.wbfo.org/post/state-spending-less-smoking-cessation-programs <p>Today is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, an effort begun by anti-cancer groups nearly four decades ago to help people quit smoking. This year, the Cancer Society in New York is using the day to call attention to a decline in state spending on anti-smoking programs. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:14:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 38527 at http://news.wbfo.org State spending less on smoking cessation programs Lung cancer rate rising among women smokers http://news.wbfo.org/post/lung-cancer-rate-rising-among-women-smokers <p>Women have caught up with men in a lethal health problem: lung cancer. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:29:03 +0000 Mike Desmond 31299 at http://news.wbfo.org Lung cancer rate rising among women smokers Smokers turning to e-cigarettes to help them quit http://news.wbfo.org/post/smokers-turning-e-cigarettes-help-them-quit <p>As smoking bans become more widespread, some cigarette smokers have turned to so-called 'electronic cigarettes.' But health experts says it's too soon to say whether e-cigarettes are safe.<br> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:25:11 +0000 Chris Caya 30632 at http://news.wbfo.org Smokers turning to e-cigarettes to help them quit New York falling short on smoking prevention http://news.wbfo.org/post/new-york-falling-short-smoking-prevention <p>The American Cancer Society has given New York State a mixed report card when it comes to cancer prevention.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:46:14 +0000 Karen DeWitt 25086 at http://news.wbfo.org Entrance to main library to be smoke free http://news.wbfo.org/post/entrance-main-library-be-smoke-free <p>An amendment to the rules of conduct at the Central Library will affect smokers.</p> Sat, 07 Jul 2012 14:29:35 +0000 Chris Jamele 23939 at http://news.wbfo.org Entrance to main library to be smoke free Smoking now prohibited at Erie County parks and beaches http://news.wbfo.org/post/smoking-now-prohibited-erie-county-parks-and-beaches <p>A smoke-free policy is now in effect at all Erie County-run parks and beaches.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:06:45 +0000 Eileen Buckley 23752 at http://news.wbfo.org Smoking now prohibited at Erie County parks and beaches Sabres ban smoking at arena, raise ticket prices http://news.wbfo.org/post/sabres-ban-smoking-arena-raise-ticket-prices <p>The Buffalo Sabres announced today that First Niagara Center will go smoke-free as of this fall. Also, season ticket prices will increase by $2 to $8 per seat.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:20:28 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 21277 at http://news.wbfo.org Sabres ban smoking at arena, raise ticket prices Advocates urge statewide ban on flavored tobacco products http://news.wbfo.org/post/advocates-urge-statewide-ban-flavored-tobacco-products <p>A bill designed to help keep young people from getting addicted to tobacco is stalled in the State Senate. Assemblyman Sean Ryan is urging lawmakers to pass a ban on flavored tobacco this year.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:54:45 +0000 Chris Caya 20919 at http://news.wbfo.org Advocates urge statewide ban on flavored tobacco products