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Bloomberg Drops Cigarette Display Ban

 
Bloomberg Drops Cigarette Display Ban
Posted October 28th, 2013 @ 8:06am

(Christopher Robbins) Back in August, the Bloomberg administration angered e-cigarette users and their advocates after we reported that a de facto ban of the controversial product was being worked into pending tobacco legislation. Though it may not contain the e-cigarette restrictions, the legislation appears to have been stripped of its biggest component: A ban on the display of cigarettes and tobacco products.

The Post reports that the display ban, which would have forced retailers to keep cigarettes "in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in any other concealed location," was retracted by the administration after negotiations with City Council.

Read More: Gothamist

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