Board of Health

A view of cigarettes and other tobacco products on sale behind the counter at a CVS/Pharmacy store.
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Pat Loeb
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bill that would reverse anti-smoking regulations, which council once praised. The Board of Health adopted regulations in 2016 limiting the number of new tobacco sale permits, especially around schools, so as...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
June 06, 2018 - 8:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — During the end-of-the-year rush, City Council's Finance Committee held nearly eight hours of hearings Wednesday on more than a dozen bills, during which it voted to advance a hotly debated affordable housing initiative. The committee narrowly approved a bill placing a...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
June 05, 2018 - 9:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee will hold hearings Wednesday on a bill that would dismantle Board of Health regulations aimed at preventing smoking among low-income youth. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health's Board of Health adopted the rules two years ago to...
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