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Bloomberg Announces Tobacco Product Display Ban, Enforcement Bills

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(From Cigar Rights of America)

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced new legislation, the “Tobacco Product Display Restriction” bill, which would make New York City the first in the nation to keep tobacco products out of sight in retail stores.

Under the new legislation, sellers would be required to keep tobacco products out of sight, except during a purchase by an adult consumer or during restocking: tobacco products would be required to be kept in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in any other concealed location.

The bill does not impact advertising for sellers.

A second bill, “Sensible Tobacco Enforcement,” is comprised of policies that will combat illegal cigarette smuggling, said Bloomberg.

The Sensible Tobacco Enforcement bill increases penalties for retailers who evade tobacco taxes or sell tobacco without a license; prohibits retailers from redeeming coupons or honoring other price discounts for tobacco products; creates a minimum price for cigarettes and little cigars, at $10.50 per pack; requires that cheap cigars and cigarillos be sold in packages of at least four, and little cigars be sold in packages of at least 20.

Cigars that cost more than $3 each are exempt from the packaging rule.

It also gives the Department of Finance the authority to seal premises of tobacco sellers that have had repeated violations of the law.

The bills will be introduced at the request of the mayor by Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo, chair of the Health Committee, on Wednesday.

Watch for details on CSPnet.com and in CSP Daily News.

* Reprinted from CSPnet.com. View original article here.

 

 

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