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Cigarette Display Ban May Be Coming To New York City

Lauren Madow |
March 18, 2013 | 2:11 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Mayor Bloomberg wants tobacco products concealed (David Shankbone)
Mayor Bloomberg wants tobacco products concealed (David Shankbone)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest health-minded initiative would require store owners to conceal all tobacco products for sale. If adopted, this would make New York the first city in the U.S. to have such legislation, reported Bloomberg.

The purported aim of the law would be to reduce the amount of cigarettes and other tobacco products purchased in New York City.

Bloomberg's other public health measures have included making New York one of the first cities in the U.S. to prohibit indoor smoking, banning the use of trans-fats in New York restaurants, and a recent failed attempt to limit the size of sugary drinks available for purchase.

The next campaign on deck will involve a volume limit on personal music players, according to the Huffington Post.

Check out opinions on whether concealing tobacco products will reduce smoking at CNN.

For a look at "Mayor Mike Bloomberg, public health autocrat," see the Washington Post.

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