Next on Bloomberg's Agenda: Hide Cigarettes
Proposed 'Tobacco Product Display Bill' would take them out of sight
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2013 11:44 AM CDT
In this Nov. 12, 2012 file photo, packs of cigarettes are seen on display.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

(Newser) – The big-sugary-drink fracas apparently has not demoralized Michael Bloomberg. The NYC mayor's latest crusade has him again targeting cigarettes, this time pushing legislation that would prohibit tobacco products from being kept in plain sight in stores. Under the Tobacco Product Display Bill, most stores would instead have to house them under a counter or in a cabinet, for instance. The only time customers would be permitted to lay eyes on them is during purchase or when they're being restocked, reports the Post.

The ban, which would be the first of its kind in America, would protect "young and impressionable New Yorkers," says Bloomberg, per NBC News. "Such displays suggest smoking is a normal activity and invite young people to experiment with tobacco."

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Mar 25, 2013 2:42 PM CDT
Bloomberg, the mayor of America's largest city and he has nothing better to do. People know that to much sugar is unhealthy. The public knows smoking is bad. Nobody sees cigarettes and then starts to smoke. Hide the salt. Hide the beer. Even better mind your own business!
Mar 20, 2013 9:45 PM CDT
Next: Hide the Trojans. Then kids won't have sex.
Mar 20, 2013 9:15 PM CDT
Apparently, he believes everyone is just as nuts as he is! This man needs to be in a mental hospital, before he hurts someone!