New York City Mayor Wants Cigarettes Out of Sight

Michael Bloomberg's proposal would keep children from seeing packs displayed in stores.
3:00 | 03/19/13

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Mayor Bloomberg is not done he says he has a new plan to make New Yorkers healthier he wants to make it harder for people to see tobacco products to stores. He says he need to be kept out of sight even behind a curtain. Eyewitness News reporter Lucy Yang -- hybrid section of the Bronx with -- story -- To hide or not to hide this -- the mayor believes that by putting it applies it'll deter young smokers. -- there are many others are complaining. Well the mayor's meddling again where he doesn't belong. Marlene Matthews has been smoking since she was ten. -- police believe the cigarette ash tray. Ice to -- polls she believes it's irrelevant whether cigarettes are displayed or not everyone knows where to get them. If somebody wants it they'll get it today the mayor announced a new legislation which would force merchants to hide their cigarettes in a -- or or behind a curtain. No more open displays he thinks this will help keep youngsters from developing a bad habits the. Tobacco companies as we know targets children. Go there in neighborhoods where the -- They -- Three but amended the economic latter and they believed that those people are more susceptible. To add some less able to make clear -- the -- Some stores could happen and as they are we would want them not to do that but we can at least for him at the displays and it seemed to tax themselves which we think it particularly influences impulse purchases -- abiding and -- mining. It's enemies going to be the same thing -- -- you know. They -- their -- radar this -- a decade ago the mayor banned. Smoking in restaurants and bars that he chased smokers out of city parks beaches and public plazas. The -- never looked back but his most recent health crusade against the battle of the bulge has backfired. Bloomberg's ban on large sugary drinks. Was overturned recently by the courts might think is meddling to much if they want to cigarettes are gonna get it but trying to do some this same -- Didn't you aren't as a -- whistle blower on this the worst together we should be trying to help each other and save lives. We'll Mayor Bloomberg getting pretty hot and defensive today when asked if he is gone too far. Meanwhile we'll continue to all of his latest anti smoking crusade and we'll let you know. If it passes -- now live in the Bronx this again channel seven Eyewitness News.

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