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NYC vendors snubbed by mayor's smoke plan

Store owners outraged at proposed measure to remove tobacco packets from customers' view.
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2013 00:50

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.

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