Bloomberg to ban public display of tobacco products

Bloomberg must believe he’s God’s gift to New York because it’s obvious he has a god-complex. He now wants to ban public displays of tobacco products in retail stores in an ‘out of sight out of mind’ effort to keep people from smoking:

NBC NEWS – If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, stores won’t be able to publicly display tobacco products and will have to keep cigarettes under the counter or behind curtains.

The legislation announced Monday is the latest public-health crackdown by the mayor, whose ban on super-sized sugary soft drinks was shot down by a judge last week.

The proposed law would “prohibit display of tobacco products” in most retail shops, Bloomberg said. “Such displays suggest smoking is a normal activity and invite young people to experiment with tobacco.”

He said it would be the first of its kind in the nation.

A second law would impose new rules to make it harder to sell smuggled cigarettes.


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