New York, NY -- First he wanted to pass a sugary soda ban, but now New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is going after stores that sell cigarettes. He's proposing legislation that would ban stores from publicly displaying tobacco products.
That means the products would have to be displayed in cabinets, behind curtains, or even under counters. However stores could still advertise selling cigarettes and include prices. According to CNN, tobacco shops would be exempt because no one under the age of 18 is allowed in those stores.
Mayor Bloomberg wants to pass a ban in an effort to decrease smoking rates among teenagers. City council leaders are expected to look at the bill on Wednesday.
CNN/WFMY News 2/Triad Business Journal