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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah that's why he describes himself as a Democrat.....this time round. Although I do think someone Pointed out on as to how he has ran under Republican, Independent, and now where he feels more comfortable. In the Tent of the Progressive Democrat.

    But that's alright.....he is saying you will like the way he thinks for you.
    He's a weasel.
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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Did you just make that up or were you holding onto it for a while?

    I really can't stand the tendency of people to make bold claims without backing it up at all.
    I don't see how that could possibly be a bold statement. A LOT of smokers die young, in the 50-70 year range. So they have one expensive bout with cancer, then are out for the count. That's 20-40 years they won't be living till they're 90, eating up more social security, medicare, and other services.

    The point is, the "we're trying to ban smoking to save money" argument is weak. If we're only speaking financially, we should want old people to die as quickly as possible.
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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He's a weasel.
    Anyway we can make him go pop?

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    Re: 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?
    Seems like Bloomberg is on some kind of crusade to control what he doesn't like. The guy is a loose cannon!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Guns or cigarettes?
    Cigarettes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Cigarettes.
    Well they aren't banned online just a lot of hassle. Well doing a Google I can't find any websites that look like you would want to put your credit card information into. If you wanted to buy them from the U.S. there is import duty on top of shipping charges so in the end it's easier just to go to a convenience store.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    Seems like Bloomberg is on some kind of crusade to control what he doesn't like. The guy is a loose cannon!
    I would agree. Although short people at least wont have anything to worry about.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Well they aren't banned online just a lot of hassle. Well doing a Google I can't find any websites that look like you would want to put your credit card information into. If you wanted to buy them from the U.S. there is import duty on top of shipping charges so in the end it's easier just to go to a convenience store.
    There are literally hundreds of sites reliably selling them. They are totally tax free and even with shipping that makes them less than half counter price. But there is the hassle factor. Because it's not strictly legal they are sent plain brown wrappered and seem to take forever for delivery. Three weeks to a month sometimes, so you have to get your order cycle down. Plus, you never know, until you have some experience with a reliable outfit, how old the cigs will be.

    If you're a bulk shopper who plans ahead it's a great deal. I tried it for a bit, but I'm a procrastinator and it didn't suit me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    There are literally hundreds of sites reliably selling them. They are totally tax free and even with shipping that makes them less than half counter price. But there is the hassle factor. Because it's not strictly legal they are sent plain brown wrappered and seem to take forever for delivery. Three weeks to a month sometimes, so you have to get your order cycle down. Plus, you never know, until you have some experience with a reliable outfit, how old the cigs will be.

    If you're a bulk shopper who plans ahead it's a great deal. I tried it for a bit, but I'm a procrastinator and it didn't suit me.
    I mean Canadian sites, they seem to be few and like I said if get them from the U.S. and you have to pay import taxes on top of shipping.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I'm just waiting for him to start writing legislation on telling them what will make them happy.
    Good afternoon., MMC.

    : I'd almost settle for legislation, considering he'd probably rather write and sell a book...a very long, boring book... but I understand he's having a bit of a problem finding a publisher who's even remotely interested

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