Media Advisory: New York's Two Top Docs Kick Off Cigarette Tax Hike

Effective Tuesday, June 3, New York State and New York City will have the highest state and city cigarette taxes in the nation. New York State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines and New York City Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden will make a major public health announcement on the impact of the tax hike at a press conference on Tuesday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

WHO: NYS Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., and NYC Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.

WHAT: New York's two top docs make major public health announcement in connection with $1.25 per pack increase in state cigarette tax, which takes effect June 3.

WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY

WHEN: Tuesday, June 3, at 11 a.m.

Note: Media planning to attend are requested to RSVP by contacting Diane Mathis at 518-817-6198 or emailing