NYC vendors snubbed by mayor's smoke plan

Store owners outraged at proposed measure to remove tobacco packets from customers' view.

    New York City's mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has set the stage for a fight with big tobacco companies.

    Bloomberg has introduced legislation to force shopkeepers to hide tobacco products from view and is considering a minimum price for cigarettes.

    If the bill becomes law, it would be the first of its kind in the United States.

    Al Jazeera’s Cath Turner reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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