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Unshaken by his failed attempt to banish large sugary drinks in the city, Mayor Bloomberg is now after a different public health-related issue with a proposed bill that would require stores to conceal cigarettes. Introduced during a speech this week at the Queens Hospital Center, the plan would force stores to hide cigarettes in cabinets or drawers to potentially curb tobacco marketing to youth and prevent relapse for ex-smokers who might buy on impulse. Despite a tremendous drop in the number of smokers in New York, city officials report that smoking still kills 7,000 New Yorkers each year.

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  1. Jeanine Cantrell March 19, 2013 at 11:55 am
    This drives me NUTS! WHAT ABOUT ALCOHOL??? It's not acceptable for youth to see that either! Gas stations with mini kegs stacked up to the ceiling,even wine in the grocery stores now! TV ads promoting booze! I guess he doesn't care as long as he can go home and have a scotch on the rocks right? Shameful.