Skip to comments.Bloomberg wants to ban tobacco on display
Posted on 03/18/2013 11:08:35 AM PDT by algernon_garnock
A new proposal would require New York City retailers to keep tobacco products out of sight under a first-in-the-nation proposal aimed at reducing the youth smoking rate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.
The legislation would require stores to keep tobacco products in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in other concealed spots. They could only be visible when an adult is making a purchase or during restocking.
"Such displays suggest that smoking is a normal activity," Bloomberg said. "And they invite young people to experiment with tobacco."
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We gripe about Obama being a dictator and ignore Bloomberg and his ilk at our peril. Truth is, his is worse. It is local and immediate.
Then I guess all that marijuana on display makes young people want to experiment with that as well........
Doncha’ just love this little twerp? How about hiding the Hudson River from view so no one drowns? Or maybe hide the bridges from view so no one has a car accident or jumps off of them. Or hide the skyscrapers so no one jumps off? Or hide the mayor so no one wants to punch him in the mouth?
I think he needs a girlfriend. Can someone get him a date?
He just has too much time on his hands.
send him to Staten Island with that Jimmy Carter house-building deal maybe.
“A new proposal would require New York City retailers to keep tobacco products out of sight under a first-in-the-nation proposal aimed at reducing the youth smoking rate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.”
Any bets that Palins next speech will involve her smoking a pipe?
This little twerp thinks he’s Napoleon. He needs to meet his Waterloo.
Instead of playing these games, why don’t they just outlaw tobacco?
He’s like clockwork this guy. I was saying last week every Monday he comes up with a new thing to ban, and sure enough. Somebody should make a website “What will Bloomberg ban” and you can place bets. Coffee? Tea? Sugar? Tanning salons? Bagels? I would say alcohol but believe it or not he is working on that. He tried last year but I know he isn’t giving up. Yes, prohibition returns.
If that isn’t a sign from God that Sarah Palin is our lady liberty I don’t know what is
Every time I hear Doombergs blatherings I think of that song from waaaayyyy back when “ they’re coming to take me away- ha ha hee hee ho ho”. This man needs to be committed. He is a nut
I really miss going into a bar, having a beer and a shot and lighting up a cigarette. That was awesome. Just a place where you could let go, and I don’t really smoke or drink, but once in a while it was fun and really relaxing. That was the biggest stress killer, now everythings got to be uptight an anal. That’s what really ticks me off about this SOB more than anything.
Obamacare is much worse than all the things Bloomberg has done.
already 50,000 pages of new obamacare government regulations set to come out, calorie counts also as Bloomberg did.
Why not just hang is ass and be done with the little tyrant?
At the very least tar and feather. Little P.O.S.
So much freedom to take away, so little time.
Don't laugh, it could happen!
Wow. I’ve always thought New Yawkers were a lot of things, but a bunch of pansy asses wasn’t one of them! How long are you all going to put up with this jerk?
Yes-excellent idea-the practice of tarring and feathering and riding them out of town on a rail needs to be brought back. Wouldn’t that be a sight.....
That occurs Monday-Sunday at my Italian American Club.
Next, he’ll be requiring a weigh-in before you are allowed to buy a doughnut. All doughnuts will be kept out of sight. Only those with low BMIs will be allowed to even SEE the doughnuts.
Personally, I like a jelly-filled with some sugar coating on the outside.
Any chance of getting that Bloom-ing idiot banned?
Because we all know kids would never know smokes exist without displays down at the General Store.
Yet all of those kids have access to hard-core smut.
In other words, could Mister Bloomberg's statist edicts be the result of a form of PTSD from being one-upped socially, or possibly bullied, by those of normal or greater physical stature?.
This idiot is turning into a little Napoleon isn’t he?
Blooingidiot has all the credentials to make him desirable to the G.O.P.E. as the next “R” presidential candidate.
Dole, McCain, Romney, Bloomberg, a natural progression.
His new group “Mayors Against Tobacco Viewing”
How about horse’s a$$ mayors being kept out of sight.
Whaat? They let you smoke? Not in the despotic city of New York though right?
but no one understands that Obamacare is much worse than ALL the things Bloomberg has done.
Already there 50,000 pages of new government regulations for Obamacare set to come out.
Just one of these regulations requires delis ,convenience stores, supermarkets ,everything to post calorie counts of every item of food ,after lab analysis etc.
ALL democrat congressmen voted for Obamacare not a single Republican did. democrats get a pass always. all democrats also want to take away our guns,take our retirement, want Amnesty and to grow government even more (take away our freedoms)
Il Duetche Blloomberg- NYC’s pro-choice mayor....it will be his choice as to what you can drink...it will be his choice as to where you can smoke...it will be his choice as to what advertising you can and cannot see! hail il deutsche bloomberg!
more likely the little twit was just an excellent vessel for an evil spirit...
Look, “his people” of NY cannot read so he should leave the cigs out in public so customers can point to the brand they want.
P.S.-Has he made mention that NY’ers cannot read and it is important he help teach them? No? Well, I didn’t think so.
Guess I’m amazed this wasn’t dealt with years ago.
Would that also go for suppressing the visibility of Snoop Doog materials, Hollyweird films, and certain publications that glorify "schmoking"?
Or are they exempted as were 40 oz bottles of malt liquor under his 32oz. "beverage" ban?
Despot Bloomberg claims he is banning all this stuff for public health, yet he promotes bicycle riding like a fanatic which kills more and more people every year. Just about every day I read the paper, sure enough another person is killed riding a bike.
This proves to me this is not about public health with him but more about flexing his power. Like I said in another post, every Monday like clockwork he bans something new. He keeps testing the boundaries to see what he can get away with.
Can you imagine this guy as President? And liberals think the 2nd Amendment is unnecessary? ho ho ho.
I don’t know of anyone who gives Nanny Bloomberg a pass.
Recall that his first response to the Times Square bomb plot was to blame an overweight middle aged white male tea party patriot, probably upset over Obamacare.
He’s a “former” Democrat and whole hog liberal.
He tried to ban Happy Hour.
I’m sure some of my favorite restaurant/bar owners told him what might happen to him if he did.
And now the long-suffering candy store owners will have to cover their cigarette cases with a tarp or something. How are they going to put them in drawers or closets? Does Bloombird know how small these places are? Has he ever gone into one to buy his own newspaper?
Any suggestions for what message should be on the tarp?
Pedestrians have been killed by bike riders.
New York a tough town? Then why doesn’t somebody take this little two-bit Mussolini by the scruff of his neck and kick his ass down the steps of City Hall? This little pissant has gone power-mad and become the Nanny from Hell. Who the f’ck is some little twerp of a mayor, even one from New York City to go around telling honest business people, merchants , vendors and the public what it can/can’t eat or drink something in any amount? This little pissant need to stfu!
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Have you ever seen the tax revenue that tobacco produces? They'll never outlaw it, just make it more expensive and then wonder why their precious revenue stream is drying up.
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