- August 25, 2004
Charles Cutler, a Norristown internist and chairman of the Coalition for a Tobacco-free Montgomery County, writes about the need to reform legislation regarding smoking throughout Pennsylvania.07/19/2006put_clean_air_on_menu.htm">"Put Clean Air on the Menu", August 25, 2004, The Philadelphia Inquirer
- August 20, 2004
TV-News station CBS-3 Philadelphia reports that Mayor Street supports Councilman Michael Nutter in banning smoking in certain locations.
- August 9, 2004
TV-News station CBS-3 Philadelphia ran a story regarding Councilman Nutter and the potential of new legislation prohibiting smoking in Philadelphia restaurants and bars.
- May 12, 2004
The number of adult smokers dropped 11% from 2002 to 2003 in New York City. The same surveys also reported a 13% drop in cigarette consumption over the same time span. The drop can be partly credited to the high cost of cigarettes due to the city and state taxes.
For more information see the following article:
"A City of Quitters? In Strict New York, 11% Fewer Smokers" The New York Times, May 12, 2004, Richard Perez-Pena
- May 1, 2004:
The Philadelphia International Airport no longer allows smoking anywhere in the facility. The new policy began on May 1, 2004. Previously smokers could light up in a number of the airport's bars and restaurants. The smoke would often diffuse through the rest of the terminal and aggravate non-smokers. Congratulations, PIA, for this new policy!
For further information see:
"Smokers Fume as New Airport Rule Takes Effect" The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2, 2004
The Philadelphia International Airport- News http://www.phl.org/news/040501.html
Last updated: 07/25/2011