Mayor Bloomberg...at it again...seeks ban on New York's in-store cigarette displaysSubmitted by go213mph on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 21:36
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans on Monday to ban in-store cigarette displays in a move that would be the first of its kind in the US.
The proposed legislation, due to go before the city council this week, would require store owners to keep cigarettes and cigars out of eyesight by hiding them in drawers and cabinets or behind a curtain. The only time that they would be allowed in open view would be during sales to adults or while restocking.
The move is aimed at further cutting the rate of youth smoking in a city that has already seen a reduction in cigarette use, largely by banning smoking in bars, restaurants and public places including parks and beaches.