Electronic cigarettes have boomed in popularity over the last couple of years, according to the city's health department, but plans to regulate the plastic sticks in the same fashion as their paper counterparts has set up a serious debate about the untested product.
The City Council's health committee is set to hold a hearing Wednesday on legislation that would regulate e-cigs the same way...Read more »
Nutritional facts for top chain restaurants are available at a website launched by the city.
The health department unveiled MenuStat (menustat.org), a free website that tracks data from 66 restaurants and updates them on a frequent basis.
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said New Yorkers can benefit from the site and develop more healthy diets.
"MenuStat is different from...Read more »
The city's Department of Investigation made two busts this week in cases involving health department letter grades.
On Wednesday, the department arrested Anastasios Kountis, 32, the owner of Rapid Consulting Inc., which represented restaurants during Health Department appeals. The Staten Island man, who was arraigned on several charges including forgery, allegedly sold fake restaurant grade...Read more »