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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    Well his intelligence is questionable, but I don't think there is even a debate about whether he is respected in politics.

    Think about Donald Trump, he has been incredibly successful and is largely respected in business, but he is viewed as a joke when he steps into the political arena. If success as a businessman was all that mattered, Trump might have been able to run in and even win the 2012 election.
    Bloombergs ratings are not doing badly. Better than most republicans

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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    Well his intelligence is questionable, but I don't think there is even a debate about whether he is respected in politics.

    Think about Donald Trump, he has been incredibly successful and is largely respected in business, but he is viewed as a joke when he steps into the political arena. If success as a businessman was all that mattered, Trump might have been able to run in and even win the 2012 election.
    how many times has Trump gone broke and left other people holding the bag?
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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I guess the government should be dictating everything we do in order to maximize health efficiency. Why are you on the internet instead of being at the gym, citizen?
    Bloomberg has every right to do this. I don't know what all the fuss is about. This is precisely the sort of thing that local governments are for - and if you don't like it, don't live in NYC or vote for the other guy.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm about to go outside and light one up.

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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Bloomberg has every right to do this. I don't know what all the fuss is about. This is precisely the sort of thing that local governments are for - and if you don't like it, don't live in NYC or vote for the other guy.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm about to go outside and light one up.
    The First Amendment says otherwise.

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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Bloomberg has every right to do this. I don't know what all the fuss is about. This is precisely the sort of thing that local governments are for - and if you don't like it, don't live in NYC or vote for the other guy.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm about to go outside and light one up.
    Given your religious views I'm not surprised you welcome the moral paternalism.
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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    The First Amendment says otherwise.
    The first amendment says nothing about commerce. It's the freedom of religion, freedom of speech amendment.

    Are you trying to argue that smoking is speech? I have a tough time saying words when I'm inhaling,

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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Given your religious views I'm not surprised you welcome the moral paternalism.
    The only one being patronizing is you, if you want to deny New Yorkers the right to run their city however they see fit.

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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The only one being patronizing is you, if you want to deny New Yorkers the right to run their city however they see fit.
    I don't think this is how too many New Yorkers want their city run.

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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The first amendment says nothing about commerce. It's the freedom of religion, freedom of speech amendment.

    Are you trying to argue that smoking is speech? I have a tough time saying words when I'm inhaling,
    Advertising is tied to the First. Whether by Product or In Pictures and print.....also try not talking thru your nose when inhaling.

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    New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday proposed requiring that cigarettes be hidden from view in retail stores as a means to reduce smoking in what he said would be the first law of its kind in the United States.



    Bloomberg plans to introduce to the City Council on Wednesday two bills that would require retailers to keep cigarettes in a drawer, behind a curtain or in some other concealed location.

    Some retail trade groups and tobacco companies criticized the proposed display ban as an unnecessary burden.

    "These laws would protect New Yorkers, especially young and impressionable New Yorkers, from pricing, discounts and exposure to in-store displays that promote tobacco products," Bloomberg told a news conference at a city hospital.

    "Such displays suggest that smoking is a normal activity and they invite young people to experiment with tobacco. This is not a normal activity," he said.

    Stores would still be allowed to advertise and display pricing information but the actual tobacco products would only be visible during a sale or restocking.

    Under current federal and state laws, cigarettes must be accessible only to a store's cashiers, and in many city stores they are prominently stacked on a wall behind the cash register.

    The proposal would also increase penalties on stores that illegally resell cigarettes smuggled in from states with lower tobacco taxes, which Bloomberg said cost the city $30 million in lost tax revenue every year.

    New York mayor wants to ban stores from displaying cigarettes - Yahoo! News
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    This guy is something.....huh? Is he willing to give up all the money that is made off of Cigarettes? Ready to give up those taxes over cigarettes? He will decide for all New Yorkers.....huh? How can NYers put up with this guy? To top it off they give this POS a 3third term. First Salt in foods, then Sugary Drinks, and Now Cigarettes. What's Next Beer and Alcohols?
    Lol... Follow the money. Losing revenue on cigs huh? Wonder how else he is making money.
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