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

    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
    Reuters 6 hrs ago<<<<< More Here!


    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?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    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?
    Ok, but there is still salt in foods, sugary drinks, and nothing about this says you cannot sell tobacco, it just makes it really annoying for the clerk. Oh, and beer is an alcohol drink. I can see a good deal of opposition to nanny bloomburg's idiocy, but making this many mistakes doesn't help you.

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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
    Reuters 6 hrs ago<<<<< More Here!


    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?
    Dont know why but New Yorkers are putting up with his horse crap. In my town he would have been hanging from a lampost a long time ago. To each there own I guess.
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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    If NYC wants to ban something, why not start with the "stupid pills" - bloomberg is clearly an addict.

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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
    Reuters – 6 hrs ago<<<<< More Here!


    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?
    Yea God forbid anybody be concerned about our health. Just because we get sick and cost the Govt. tons of money. If I want to get sick that's my right as an American and they can pry it out of my cold dead hands. Oh wait that's what happens from smoking cigarettes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Ok, but there is still salt in foods, sugary drinks, and nothing about this says you cannot sell tobacco, it just makes it really annoying for the clerk. Oh, and beer is an alcohol drink. I can see a good deal of opposition to nanny bloomburg's idiocy, but making this many mistakes doesn't help you.
    Well they will still be able to put up Advertising and that would still show a pack of cigarettes. Despite there being salt in foods and sugary drinks which obviously he didnt try to ban out all salt or sugar. This doesn't change the facts that that someone else is deciding for others and how they will affect those choices.

    Moreover this affects more than the clerk as it affect the business owners. As well as those who smoke. If for some reason they are out of the brand a person normally gets. Well more than likely they would want see what the Business would have so that the individual could accept it as an alternative. Also are cigarettes a legally sold product?

    Yeah I can see a lot of opposition too. Especially from those who say Bloomberg doesn't run my business nor does he tell me how to set up my business which is set up in a way for efficiency. To promote Business and keeping the customers happy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Yea God forbid anybody be concerned about our health. Just because we get sick and cost the Govt. tons of money. If I want to get sick that's my right as an American and they can pry it out of my cold dead hands. Oh wait that's what happens from smoking cigarettes.
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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Yea God forbid anybody be concerned about our health. Just because we get sick and cost the Govt. tons of money. If I want to get sick that's my right as an American and they can pry it out of my cold dead hands. Oh wait that's what happens from smoking cigarettes.
    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?
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    Re: New York Mayor Wants to Ban Stores From Displaying Cigarettes......

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Yea God forbid anybody be concerned about our health. Just because we get sick and cost the Govt. tons of money. If I want to get sick that's my right as an American and they can pry it out of my cold dead hands. Oh wait that's what happens from smoking cigarettes.
    New stats suggest that smokers cost taxpayers less because they don't live as long - and therefore MANY less years of SS payment, medicaid, etc.

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

    Can we just ban the New York mayor and be done with it?

    What a scumbag.

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